Shooting Suspect Convicted of Attempting to Kidnap Federal Reserve Board
An old article from The Post on the alleged suspect in the shooting, James Von Brunn:
N.H. Man Guilty in Incident at Fed
Thursday, March 3, 1983
A D.C. Superior Court jury yesterday convicted a New Hampshire man of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board, stemming from a 1981 incident in which the man was arrested at the board's headquarters carrying several weapons.
According to police, James Von Brunn, 61, of Lebanon, N.H., told them after his arrest that he wanted to take board members hostage to focus media attention on the board's responsibility for high interest rates and the nation's economic difficulties.
Von Brunn entered the board's headquarters at 21st Street and Constitution Avenue NW with a bag slung over his shoulder. He was captured by a guard after running to the second floor, where the board was meeting. He was detained outside the board room and was carrying a revolver, a hunting knife and a sawed-off shotgun, police said.
The jury yesterday convicted Von Brunn of attempted kidnaping while armed, second-degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a license and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.
Judge Harriet R. Taylor set sentencing for April.
More details on Von Brunn are here.
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