WEST GERMANY: The Old Lady and the Terrorists

Policemen in the German-Swiss border town of Singen were not particularly alarmed last week when an excited old lady marched in to say that she had sighted a pair of terrorists in a local café. Since a massive man hunt was launched last month for the assassins of Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback, West German police stations have been swamped with mistaken reports of sightings of three revolutionaries who are wanted for shooting Buback, his chauffeur and a bodyguard in a deadly spray of machine-gun fire.

Wrong Turn. Nonetheless, two Singen officers ambled down...

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