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1 Dead in Casino Parking Lot Explosion
Guardianco.uk ^ | 5/7/2007 | Ken Ritter

Posted on 05/07/2007 10:26:17 AM PDT by ex-Texan

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A device left in a casino parking garage exploded early Monday, killing a hotel employee who picked it up, authorities said.

The man was removing the device from atop a car when it exploded shortly after 4 a.m. on the second floor of a parking behind the Luxor hotel-casino, said Officer Bill Cassell, a police spokesman. He declined to describe the device, but said initial reports that it was a backpack were wrong.

Police said the blast was not a terrorist act but an apparent murder of a Luxor employee. No threat had been made against the Luxor, Cassell said.

``We believe the victim of this event was the intended target,'' Cassell said. He said another hotel employee narrowly escaped injury when the device exploded.

Gordon Absher, a spokesman for MGM Mirage Inc., which owns the Luxor, said he could not confirm that the victim was an employee.

Aerial video showed no apparent damage to the parking structure, where entrances were blocked while police, firefighters and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents investigated.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: atf; backpackexplodes; casino; crime; lasvegas; luxor; murder; oubombing; vegasbombing

1 posted on 05/07/2007 10:26:19 AM PDT by ex-Texan
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To: ex-Texan

Dude must have bet on De La Hoya.


2 posted on 05/07/2007 10:27:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: ex-Texan

May he RIP.


3 posted on 05/07/2007 10:27:31 AM PDT by tioga
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To: ex-Texan

We have no data on this situation but it is clearly not terrorism.


4 posted on 05/07/2007 10:28:02 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: ex-Texan

Glad I’m staying at Bellogio next month...


5 posted on 05/07/2007 10:28:29 AM PDT by Badeye (Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
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To: ex-Texan

Well like they say in the Movie Casino mob don’t like no witnesses LOL!


6 posted on 05/07/2007 10:29:08 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: ex-Texan
Hmmm...a bomb...I hope they are on it

7 posted on 05/07/2007 10:29:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: ex-Texan
Police said the blast was not a terrorist act but an apparent murder of a Luxor employee.

If you want to kill someone and get away with it, a bomb is not the way to go.

8 posted on 05/07/2007 10:30:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: ex-Texan

BTTT


9 posted on 05/07/2007 10:30:40 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: M. Espinola; Calpernia; Pelham; stephenjohnbanker
*Ping*!

A terror attack? Yes, in my personal opinion. This news has not been reported yet on AP's primary U.S. site. Note that this report originated from an AP reporter.

10 posted on 05/07/2007 10:30:42 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: ex-Texan

What happens in LV, stays in LV.........


11 posted on 05/07/2007 10:34:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
More breaking news reports posted here:

http://news.google.com/?ned=us&ncl=1116113798&hl=en

This was a backpack bomb. By definition, this was terrorism. The police can spin it any way they want. Want to bet the FBI is on the scene now? Call Jack Bauer.

12 posted on 05/07/2007 10:35:43 AM PDT by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why not—traceable components?


13 posted on 05/07/2007 10:37:44 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: SevenofNine
Well like they say in the Movie Casino mob don’t like no witnesses LOL

Aerial video showed no apparent damage to the parking structure, where entrances were blocked while police, firefighters and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents investigated.

In the modern corporate casinos of Vegas, there are Big Brother eyes watching all (and running identity checks against those entering the casinos).

Even off the strip in the small neighborhood bars (with gambling) you will find a posted requirement to "remove your sunglasses".

There are witnesses off site all over Vegas.

14 posted on 05/07/2007 10:39:22 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: ex-Texan

Just added to the OU Bombing keyword list. Of course, it was just a disaffected yute, playing with explosives. /s


15 posted on 05/07/2007 10:41:08 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: ex-Texan

still no word on who the victim was?


16 posted on 05/07/2007 10:41:36 AM PDT by gidget7 (2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:)
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To: ex-Texan

Why assume this is a terror attack? Prior to 9/11 there were a small number of murders each year where explosives were used to kill a specific person.

If (as the article states) the victim was the intended target this is not terrorism.


17 posted on 05/07/2007 10:41:40 AM PDT by volunbeer (Dear heaven.... we really need President Reagan again!)
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To: johniegrad

My brother works at the Luxor and I just talked to him.

The devise, from what he has heard, was a coffee cup with some liquid and nuts and bolts in it. When the man picked it up it blew, took off his hand and several nuts were blown thru his head. He died at the hospital. My brother said they aren’t sure if it was an employee, but they feel he was the target.

Becky


18 posted on 05/07/2007 10:42:04 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: ex-Texan

The FBI is there. But what they are telling the employee’s at this time, is it is not terrorist, but that the guy who died was the target.

Becky


19 posted on 05/07/2007 10:43:32 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

OUch!


20 posted on 05/07/2007 10:45:13 AM PDT by al_c
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To: ex-Texan; All

http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/eir/bomb.htm

Bombings in the USA are not exactly rare. Not as common as stabbings, but around a thousand a year, this is one of them.


21 posted on 05/07/2007 10:45:16 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: ex-Texan; All

http://www.atf.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/eir/bomb5year.htm

Another useful chart from BATFE


22 posted on 05/07/2007 10:46:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: al_c

Hey there:)

How are you?

Becky


23 posted on 05/07/2007 10:46:54 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
How are you?

Better than THIS guy. Busy as a bee though ...

24 posted on 05/07/2007 10:47:51 AM PDT by al_c
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain

Curious that they could think the victim was the sole intended target if they don’t even know who he is. How does one ensure that the right person will pick up a coffee cup in a parking lot?


25 posted on 05/07/2007 10:49:04 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: DBrow

This is TERRIBLE!!!! I had no idea the government was covering up so many Muslim terrisrist bombings.


26 posted on 05/07/2007 10:49:17 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Eroteme

I was thinking the same thing. But if the cup was sitting on his car...he’d most likely be the one to move it. Wouldn’t you think? It was a gamble.

And my brother did say, that this is all just what is making the rounds among the employees...nothing “official” is confirmed.

Becky


27 posted on 05/07/2007 10:50:55 AM PDT by PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
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To: ex-Texan
Must have been after this guy. . .


28 posted on 05/07/2007 10:52:12 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Big dog, big dog, bow-wow-wow! We'll crush crime, now, now, now!)
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To: ex-Texan

I stayed at the Luxor last time I was in Vegas. Really nice place. God bless this poor victim.


29 posted on 05/07/2007 10:54:55 AM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: gracesdad

ELF does some, plus people like Eric Rudolph try to blow up clinics, then there are organized crime hits, and so forth. Don’t assume these are all “terror bombings” in the context of the Global War on Terror.

We have domestic criminals that are capable of making a pipe bomb or two.


30 posted on 05/07/2007 11:03:45 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

Sorry, I realized I should have added a sarcasm tag to that post. Aimed at the freepers who believe every explosion is a Muslim terrorist attack.


31 posted on 05/07/2007 11:08:13 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: Lucky9teen
Mmmmmmm, Marg


32 posted on 05/07/2007 11:09:07 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain
a coffee cup with some liquid and nuts and bolts in it

Which means it wasn't really 'targeted'. Anyone else who happened to be close by would have been hurt or killed too. Terrorism in my book, although unlikely to be of the Islamic kind.

33 posted on 05/07/2007 11:12:56 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: ex-Texan

Must have been one of those forced suicides.


34 posted on 05/07/2007 12:00:54 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: ex-Texan

Need more info for my humble opinion : )


35 posted on 05/07/2007 12:15:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: DBrow

Eric Rudolph was a terrorist certainly for his Olympic Park attack.


36 posted on 05/07/2007 1:42:07 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: OKSooner

The OU Terrorist has since been awarded a memorial stone at the university. And authorities believe that he intended to kill more victims than just himself.


37 posted on 05/07/2007 1:43:18 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: weegee
Oh yeah. Much more to it than meets the eye.

As has been noted on this thread, though, this deal sounds more like a plain ol' murder, maybe a family matter...

38 posted on 05/07/2007 3:31:29 PM PDT by OKSooner
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