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Marilyn Buck, leftist jailed after violent armored car heist of 1981, dies at 62

August 6, 2010 | 12:32 pm

Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist jailed 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the early 1980s, died Tuesday in Brooklyn. She was 62.

Buck had been paroled July 15 from a federal prison in Fort Worth.

In 1981, Buck was part of group of militants who ambushed a Brink's armored car at a mall north of New York City. A guard and two police officers were killed during the heist.

Buck spent years underground before her capture in 1985.

During that time, she was involved in a bombing campaign that targeted the U.S. Capitol and other government buildings in New York and Washington.

Her death was confirmed Friday by federal probation and parole agencies.

Friends and supporters said the cause was uterine cancer.

-- Associated Press