U.S. fugitive raised family in Portuguese town

Militant, now 68, fled in 1970; sought for jail break, hijacking

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The group made its way to France, where Wright’s associates were tracked down, arrested, tried and convicted in Paris in 1976. The French government, however, refused to extradite them to the U.S., where they would have faced longer sentences.

Wright remained at large, and his case was among the top priorities when the New York-New Jersey Fugitive Task Force was formed in 2002.

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