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Lolita Lebron 90, who blazed her way to notoriety with a pistol and patriotic shouts as she led three other Puerto Rican nationalists in an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives on March 1, 1954, died Sunday in San Juan.

Lebron and the other assailants fired from a spectator's gallery just above the House floor, raining as many as 30 bullets into a chaotic chamber and wounding five congressmen. Lebron was imprisoned for 25 years and widely condemned as a terrorist, although proponents of Puerto Rican independence viewed her as a hero.