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Accused Killer Holds Hostages For Third Straight Day

Aired March 20, 2000 - 2:18 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: An accused killer, holding hostages in a Baltimore area apartment house, shot at police again today. No one was hit. The standoff is in its third tense day and CNN's Kate Snow is keeping watch.

Kate, what's new?

KATE SNOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Lou, Joe Palczynski had been talking with police all morning, he asked for breakfast, made that order, they sent it in via a robot. But then at about 9:30 this morning he stopped talking to police, refused to take their phone calls, and so about an hour ago they sent in an armed personnel carrier.

They went in with a bullhorn, yelling at him, trying to get him to pick up the phone, that's when he responded by firing shots at that armored personnel carrier. He apparently missed. Joe Palczynski has been in here since Friday night, he's been holding three hostages in a row house about two blocks behind me.

Now police indicated today that all of this might have been avoided if only the family that's in there would have asked for police protection.

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BILL TOOHEY, SPOKESMAN FOR THE BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police then offered to station officers inside the house and station officers outside the house. That officer was -- that offer was declined. We then agreed with the residents, that we would institute what's called selective enforcement, which is frequent patrols going by the house.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SNOW: Now most neighbors in the area have been moved out. Many of them moved out last night, taken to a local elementary school, which has been turned into a sort of shelter down the road here. Many of them saying that they have been afraid of this man ever since the first shooting on March 7th.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

KELLY RYE, EVACUATED RESIDENT: We've been his prisoner for two weeks, I mean, I feel so bad for the people he has right now and I pray that he lets them go, and they are fine. But, this is old, I mean, we have been here, I mean, two weeks. You cannot live a normal life.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

SNOW: And life certainly won't be back to normal anytime soon, until this standoff is somehow resolved. The police quick to point out though, that their main goal here, their operative word is patience.

Kate Snow, CNN, live in Dunkirk, Maryland.

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