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Gunman Frees 2 Lawyers at Urging of TV Reporter

February 25, 1988|United Press International

NEW YORK — A gunman upset by a court settlement held two lawyers hostage Wednesday at the Workers Compensation Board offices before releasing the men on the urging of a television reporter in a bulletproof vest, officials said. No one was injured during the standoff in downtown Brooklyn. The suspect was identified by police as Joseph Hugee, 32, of Queens.

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