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White Plains, New York
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THE JOURNAL-NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982 3 Pol ice negotiators defuse grenade drama Standoff lasted 10 hours fee y- jfc: ride thLIh (P) After 8etting 3 Parade-like DolU nX the Sif.eets of Brooklyn th back of a Kd tn rb SqUad truck' a man wh0 allegedly threat-derPri Ja gger grenade and dynamite bomb surrendered and now faces criminal charges. than in8. C- Don' 43' held Plice at bay for more him Jr Tursday wWle threatening to blow C0Tng t0 DePuty Police Commissioner PSnn1 Dalton demanded that he be given 120,000 and a ride to Saudi Arabia, she said. rhJrn HltEd Leschack said Dalton would be io ulth kldnaPPing, robbery, atempted grand larceny by extortion, menacing and reckless endan-germent. Sprawled on a sidewalk in the midst of the Fifth Avenue shopping district of the Bay Ridge neighborhood, Dalton held out from shortly after noon until 9 P-m.

when police negotiatior Lt. Robert Louden agreed to bring him to a city park one mile away. In return, Dalton put a briefcase which he said contained a bomb into a huge cushioned cylinder mounted on a flatbed police truck. He still held the hand grenade. Dalton jumped onto the back of the bomb truck and, flanked by two police hostage negotiators, was whizzed through the streets of the normally sedate middle-class neighborhood to a grassy hill in dark Owls Head Park near the Brooklyn waterfront.

Crowds of people clapped, cheered, shouted or hooted as the truck and its entourage of police cars, fire trucks and ambulances headed to the park. After more negotiation, Dalton dropped the grenade on the ground about 10:20 p.m., police said. Bomb experts hastily covered it and scooped it into the truck while detectives seized Dalton. Police said they were not sure whether the grenade was a dud or if Dalton had reinserted the pin, which he detached during much of the long standoff. Dalton was taken to the 68th Precinct, where detectives said he had claimed both the grenade and purported bomb were duds.

They were to be tested by the bomb squad. Dalton was recently separated from his wife and their four children and lived with his father, George, and brother, John at 523 79 two blocks from the standoff scene at 77th Street and Fifth Avenue, police said. His last job was as an electrician for the city Transit Authority, police said. Police said Dalton had past psychiatric problems and once was hospitalized. According to authorities, the drama began at 12:09 p.m.

Thursday when Dalton called the Bay Ridge Ambulance Volunteer Organization and asked to go to Victory Memorial Hospital. The ambulance arrived at 12:13 p.m., but by that time Dalton allegedly had tried to commandeer a bus to get there, authorities said. The passengers left the bus after Dalton allegedly threatened them, but he could not drive the bus, police said. He was to be charged with kidnapping the passengers and taking the bus by robbery, police said. The ambulance crew would not take Dalton after learning he claimed to be wired to explosives, authorities said.

State Sen. Christopher Mega, R-Brooklyn, who watched the police negotiations from his law office across the street, said Dalton had visited him Tuesday seeking advice on whether he could file a suit against officials at the Sullivan County Jail. Mega said Dalton told him he had served 10 days in jail for theft of services from a restaurant in Monticello. The legislator said he did not believe Dalton had grounds for a suit. Brother Myles Davis, head of the ambulance group, said Dalton had claimed he injured his leg at the jail and that a cast he received had fallen off.

jjj.ajfii AP photo George Dalton holds hand grenade he threatened to explode during tense standoff Thursday. A police negotiator talks with Dalton, who was finally persuaded to surrender. Elderly nun's killer should not die, sisters say AMARILLO, Texas (AP) A teen-ager convicted of brutally slaying an elderly nun should not have been sentenced to die, say the nuns who shared a convent with the victim. InhnnH EVnnlr 1 nnnvsnnA Tkuvw Legislature authorized the death penalty." On Wednesday, the jury found Garrett guilty of breaking into the convent, beating the nun, strangling her until she passed out, then raping her during the early morning hours of Oct. 31, 1981.

Jurors deliberated 80 minutes Thursday before deciding Garrett should be executed. He showed little emotion as the sentence was read, although he and his mother, Charlotte Joe Cameron, wept in each other's arms when the jury retired to begin its deliberations. Sister Viola Bacca, another resident of the convent. "It's painful to have to hear that sentence." "I know that if Sister Tadea were alive she would be the first one to forgive and pardon Johnny Frank Garrett," added Sister Bernice Noggler. "I am sure she has done that and therefore, too, forgive him and so do all the sisters." District Attorney Danny Hill told the jury before it began deliberating on Garrett's sentence that the defendant was "a pefect example of why the state Amarillo diocese, also opposed the sentence, saying he believes taking a human life is wrong regardless of the circumstances.

"I believe in respect for life everywhere, even that God-given life that is accused of snuffing out another," the bishop said. "Instead of condemning the accused to die, we need to address ourselves to the root causes of violence, such as the problems in our society." "We don't rejoice with that (death sentence)," said day to death by injection for the 1981 stabbing, rape and beating of 76-year-old Tadea Benz, a resident of St. Francis Convent for more than 30 years. Bishop L.T. Matthiesen, spiritual leader for the xHero' wishes it was all over Open Late Wed.ti7.

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NBC, ABC, you name it, they've been calling. "Most people who call up say what I did was a good thing. A former mayor's wife called up incensed that they charged me. "Another guy who called, I don't know whether he was being straight with me, offered to give me the $60 for books. What do you say to somebody like that? I'm not looking for anything out of this, believe me.

The state of normality is preferable." How did his folks react? "My parents were ticked off they (the police) charged me. But you know how it is, parents are parents." His mother called his older brother in Arizona, though, and told him to watch the late the charge in Larchmont Village Court this Tuesday night. He doesn't yet have a lawyer to represent him he says he can't afford one. Police intend to bring the case to trial. The chief of the Larchmont police department, Albert Lowman, would not comment on the charge Thursday, saying it would be improper to do so before the trial begins.

The red-bearded, 6-foot-4 McGuire talked about his action over a coffee Thursday afternoon in a Larchmont deli near the site of the rescue. He smoked as he answered questions. Sweat stood out on his brow. "I just wish this whole this was over already. The phone hasn't stopped ringing since 9 yesterday morning.

It's crazy." The story of McGuire's decision to end a stalemate between the would-be jumper, Michael Byrne, and police has received news. McGuire was interrupted by a young woman buying a sandwich. "Hi, Ed. Saw you on the news last night. Real nice." "Yeah, thanks," McGuire mumbled, embarrassed.

He took a sip of coffee and measured what he was about to say. "The thing that affects me most about this is the scowls of the cops. I hate to think that I didn't do right. I saw one drive by before and I waved. He waved back, but I could tell he wasn't happy." McGuire's right.

Several Larchmont police have called McGuire's action "a real cowboy move." The report of McGuire's arrest says that he "was ordered several times to remove himself from the scene because he was interfering with police attempts to subdue (Byrne) or talk him out of jumping." By PETER MARONI Staff Writer Ed McGuire says he's no hero. "I'm just a lucky guy who was in the right place at the right time. That's all." Some have applauded his rescue of an 18-year-old Hartsdale man, who threatened to leap from the roof of a six-story building in Larchmont Tuesday night. But his action has drawn not only dismay from local police, who say he could have done more harm than good, but a charge of obstructing governmental administration as well. After his arrest McGuire, a 22-year-old Larchmont resident, was freed on $60 bail.

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