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Austrian Police Foil Nazi Plot to Aid Rintelen

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A fresh Nazi insurrection in Austria was feared today after Vienna police announced interception of a short wave radio message which said:

“Rescue Rintelen from prison immediately. Failing this, blow up the wing of the Criminal Court Building on Wickenburggase.”

Police said the communication, picked up last night, apparently had been sent from Nazi sources to Austrian rebels. The police and the army sprang into immediate action, throwing the populace into a state of alarm.

Authorities placed a cordon of militia and police armed with rifles and machine guns around the Criminal Court Building. Searches of the canal system under the building failed to result in the discovery of any explosives.

Dr. Anton Rintelen, former Austrian Minister to Italy, whom members of the July Nazi putsch announced as the successor to the assassinated Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, has been transferred from a hospital to a cell overlooking the Supreme Court gallows, it was reported today, Rintelen had been under treatment for a pistol shot wound.

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