Milan police showed the press on Thursday (4 May) a large quantity of arms and ammunition they'd uncovered in two caches, described as guerrilla hideouts, on Tuesday (2 May).
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SV Police examine hand radios. (2 shots)
SCU Rifles on floors PAN TO ammunition boxes.
CU Bomb-making mit.
SV Police officer looking at rifle.
CU Ammunition PULL BACK TO SV policemen holding pistol and ammunition.
SV Detonating wire.
CU PULL OUT to cartridge box.
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Background: Milan police showed the press on Thursday (4 May) a large quantity of arms and ammunition they'd uncovered in two caches, described as guerrilla hideouts, on Tuesday (2 May). The police made the discoveries during their investigation into the mysterious death of millionaire let-wing publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Feltrinelli's body was found in March by the side o an electricity pylon primed for sabotage. He'd reportedly been killed by a dynamite explosion.
Police reached the two hideouts after a series of 15 raids headed by Italy's Public Prosecutor, Dr. Enrico De Peppo.
One of the hideouts contained large amounts of weapons, ammunition and materials for making bombs including detonating wires and dynamite.
The other hideout was reportedly equipped as a "people's prison" for kidnap victims. Feltrinelli's passport was found as were hand radios and tape recorders. Several red flags were also said to have been uncovered in Tuesday's raid.
The hideouts were alleged to belong to a semi-clandestine left-wing organisation called "Red Bridge".
Feltrinelli's death added heat to the country's two-month election campaign -- which ends on Sunday (7 May) with Italians going to the pols in a general election. His death caused a bitter struggle between right and left-wing extremists almost from the start of the campaigns. Each side accused the other of being responsible. Leftists claim his death was a right-wing frame-up, while rightists say he was either eliminated by colleagues or died while attempting an act of sabotage.