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USA: SON OF SAM, SUSPECTED KILLER OF 6 ARRESTED IN NEW YORK SUBURB AFTER PARKING TICKET TIPOFF.

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The biggest manhunt in New York City History ended in the early hours of Thursday (11 August) when police arrested the man known as Son of Sam. The man arrested was 24 year old David Berkowitz, a city post office worker. Son of Sam is believed to be responsible for the killing of 6 people and the injuring of 7 others in New York during the past year. The NBC's Robert Hager and Lee McCarthy report.

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1. CU suspect escorted out of building and into police cr. (3 shots) 0.26 2. CU police officer showing pistol to newsmen. 0.42 3. CU handwritten poem by suspect. 0.48 4. CU & SV guns and ammunition shown by police to newsmen. 1.01 5. CU parking ticket on display. 1.09 6. LV & CU photographer photographers round the suspect's car. (3 shots) 1.22 7. SV suspect escorted out of building and photographer knocked to ground. 1.33 8. CU Mayor Beame at news conference. 1.38 9. CU Mayor Beame speaking over women walking the streets of New York. (3 shots) 1.55 TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER HAGER: "This is the man police say is the .44 calibre killer. Young, dark-haired and almost chubby. In a faint smile as police moved him around the city today from arrest, to booking, to court, finally to a mental ward. Police were jubilant. Just after midnight about two hours after the arrest they displayed the .44 calibre pistol they say they found in Berkowitz' car. They said that lab tests indicated it was the gun used in the killing. They found a folder in Berkowitz's apartment with a poem written on it in the handwriting that matched earlier letters from the killer. They found hundreds of rounds of ammunition and two more guns including a 45 calibre machine gun, detectives say Berkowitz planned to use in his next attack, which they say was planned for a Long Island discotheque. In the end it was something as simple as this 25 dollars (14 pounds) parking ticket that led police to Berkowitz. A routine follow up of the ticket led police to Berkowitz's car, parked in front of his Yonkers, New York apartment. And when police discovered the machine gun and the letter in the car fifteen detectives staked out the apartment and car. For now Berkowitz is formerly charged for only the latest of the 44 calibre attacks. He's accused of second degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and possession of a deadly weapon." REPORTER MC CARTHY: "New York began feeling relief at one thirty this morning when Mayor Beame announced the arrest." SEQ. 9: BEAME: "I am very pleased that the people of the city of New York can rest easy this morning because of the fact that the police have captured a man whom they believed to be the Son of Sam." Initials YT/1902 TELERECORDING REPORTERS: ROBERT HAGER AND LEE MC CARTHY Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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1. CU suspect escorted out of building and into police cr. (3 shots) 0.26 2. CU police officer showing pistol to newsmen. 0.42 3. CU handwritten poem by suspect. 0.48 4. CU & SV guns and ammunition shown by police to newsmen. 1.01 5. CU parking ticket on display. 1.09 6. LV & CU photographer photographers round the suspect's car. (3 shots) 1.22 7. SV suspect escorted out of building and photographer knocked to ground. 1.33 8. CU Mayor Beame at news conference. 1.38 9. CU Mayor Beame speaking over women walking the streets of New York. (3 shots) 1.55 TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER HAGER: "This is the man police say is the .44 calibre killer. Young, dark-haired and almost chubby. In a faint smile as police moved him around the city today from arrest, to booking, to court, finally to a mental ward. Police were jubilant. Just after midnight about two hours after the arrest they displayed the .44 calibre pistol they say they found in Berkowitz' car. They said that lab tests indicated it was the gun used in the killing. They found a folder in Berkowitz's apartment with a poem written on it in the handwriting that matched earlier letters from the killer. They found hundreds of rounds of ammunition and two more guns including a 45 calibre machine gun, detectives say Berkowitz planned to use in his next attack, which they say was planned for a Long Island discotheque. In the end it was something as simple as this 25 dollars (14 pounds) parking ticket that led police to Berkowitz. A routine follow up of the ticket led police to Berkowitz's car, parked in front of his Yonkers, New York apartment. And when police discovered the machine gun and the letter in the car fifteen detectives staked out the apartment and car. For now Berkowitz is formerly charged for only the latest of the 44 calibre attacks. He's accused of second degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and possession of a deadly weapon." REPORTER MC CARTHY: "New York began feeling relief at one thirty this morning when Mayor Beame announced the arrest." SEQ. 9: BEAME: "I am very pleased that the people of the city of New York can rest easy this morning because of the fact that the police have captured a man whom they believed to be the Son of Sam." Initials YT/1902 TELERECORDING REPORTERS: ROBERT HAGER AND LEE MC CARTHY Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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