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The shooting: Violence visits Scientology

Title: The shooting: Violence visits Scientology
Date: Thursday, 26 September 1996
Publisher: The Oregonian (Portland)
Authors: Bryan Smith, David R. Anderson
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Seven months ago, Jairus Chegero Godeka threatened to kill everyone in the Portland Church of Scientology unless they gave him $50,000 for ruining his life. On Wednesday, police say, Godeka walked into the church's downtown Portland office and shot and wounded four people, including a pregnant receptionist. Godeka set a fire and briefly took another woman hostage at the church's Portland Celebrity Centre before a police officer persuaded him to surrender. The attack brought activity on Southwest Salmon Street and Broadway ... [Read the rest at]