Bomber holds librarian and patrons hostage at Utah PL

St. Lifer, Evan; Rogers, Michael
April 1994
Library Journal;4/1/1994, Vol. 119 Issue 6, p17
Trade Publication
Recounts a standoff in the Salt Lake City Public Library on March 5, 1994 when a gunman, Clifford Lynn Draper, held librarian Gwen Page and eight patrons hostage for four hours until a police officer, Lt. Lloyd Prescott, shot Draper who later died.


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