Source: Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Assassin Still Confined in the Police Dungeon”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 133
|“Assassin Still Confined in the Police Dungeon.” Buffalo Evening News 14 Sept. 1901 v42n133: p. [?].|
|Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Buffalo, NY).|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.|
Assassin Still Confined in the Police Dungeon
He Was Not Informed of the President’s Death and Strong Guard Watches Headquarters.
Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley,
is a prisoner at Police Headquarters on Franklin street. Rumors that he has
been removed to the Penitentiary or any other place are untrue.
He is still a prisoner in cell 21, a dungeon cell in the basement of the building, into which he was thrown when brought into Headquarters on the night of the murder.
This cell room is cut off from the rest of the building, and scarcely any sound from the outside world penetrates its gloomy shadows. Czolgosz is kept in absolute ignorance of the result of his murderous attack on the President, and his guards are not allowed to talk with him.
As an additional precaution to prevent the possibility of his overhearing the result of the President’s injuries newsboys are kept away from the building and they are not allowed to cry their papers in the vicinity.
Czolgosz’s imprisonment is being made as bitter as possible, probably with the hope of finally breaking him down and getting from him the true story of the plot to assassinate the President.
The vigilance of the police has not been relaxed in the least and this morning a strong guard of police officers is on duty at Headquarters. No mob can take the prisoner from the police. There are advantage points where half a dozen officers could hold an army in check.