Skip to comments.UN employee questioned in [NYC] grenade blast
Posted on 05/05/2005 3:00:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
Two makeshift grenades exploded outside the building housing the British consulate in New York City Thursday morning at 3:35 a.m., causing minimal damage but no injuries.
A United Nations employee from the Netherlands is being questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in connection with the explosion, according to the Associated Press, citing law enforcement sources. The man was reportedly found loitering near the building shortly after the incident.
A U.N. official told the AP that investigators were questioning an analyst with UNMOVIC, a U.N. commission responsible for eliminating Iraq's biological, chemical and long-range missile programs.
Authorities said the devices were toy grenades that had been filled with gunpowder and placed in a cement flower box outside the front door of the building, at 845 Third Ave., at 51st Street. The building was damaged slightly, and part of Third Avenue and some cross streets were closed after the incident.
The blasts occurred simultaneously with the British national election, which is being held today. Prime Minister Tony Blair, is widely expected to win a third term, despite opposition to his support for the Iraqi war.
In addition to the consulate, other businesses in the building include the Conference Board and the U.S. headquarters of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.
Wonder if he'll claim diplomatic immunity.
UNMOVIC ....a member of working group UNMOVIC....(http://www.unmovic.org) Name ?
Eric van Schijndel - UNMOVIC - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) was created through the adoption of Security Council resolution 1284 of 17 December 1999. UNMOVIC replaced the former UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) and continues with the mandate to verify Iraq's compliance with its obligation to be rid of its weapons of mass destruction The Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Dr. Hans Blix of Sweden to be the Commissions Executive Chairman...."
I wonder if Kofi feels responsible that instead of fighting terrorism, the UN has become an instrument of terrorism? Ha, no , I didn't just fall off the pineapple truck.
Another very good reasont to get the UN out of the US, and vice versa.
"As noted in earlier thread ... what is a Hans Blix guy doing at 3:00 a.m. near an Embassy bombing incident? ... "
Don't suppose he was trying to pick up a 13 year old girl.
Used to work at 850 on 3rd ave...
Was he cruising?
now it's just a row of office towers
ALl the more reason to Get the U.S. out of the U.N. and U.N. out of the U.S.
What is his worthless behind doing in New York?
That's what I thought, reading between the lines.