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Posted on 10/14/2005 6:34:10 PM PDT by freema
Suspicious Package On ECU Campus Oct 14, 2005 Jennifer Coates WNCT-TV9
Police were called to campus around 11:30 this afternoon, near the art building. ECU Police tell Nine on Your Side a construction worker left a bookbag full of copper pipes near a construction site. The Cherry Point Bomb Squad was called in. They detonated the six pipes. Four buildings were evacuated during the scare.
While nearby.... Funeral services were held Thursday (10/13/05) for 26-year-old Yahya Albraidi. He's the man shot and killed during the armed robbery of the Kash and Karry convenience store in Grifton, Monday night.
Family and friends gathered in Rocky Mount for an Islamic prayer service, and burial of their loved one. A spokesman for the family says the family mourns their loss, and calls the killing senseless.
Albraidi's wife and children currently live in Yemen, and were unable to attend the burial.
http://www.wnct.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WNCT/MGArticle/NCT_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1128767540254 Suspects in Custody Oct 14, 2005 Loni Blandford WNCT - TV9 Printer friendly format E-mail this story More Local News
Kinston Police have three suspects in custody, all charged in connection with the murder of a Grifton Kash and Karry clerk. 20 - year-old David Green, 22 - year - old James Hill and 20 - year -old Jeffrey Hill were arrested last night. One of the three used to work at the store. Pitt County detectives say all three face murder charges and armed robbery with a weapon, but more charges are likely. We'll have much more on this developing story.
Thought you might be interested in this. I'm not making any calls on it, just putting it up...
11:30 in the afternoon? Huh?
Nothing to see here...
Thank you for that ping.
Rocky Mount???? There's muslims in Rocky Mount???? Never thought I see the day when that happened.
Thank you very much for the ping freema. I'll look for more reports on this one. It's rather vague and as someone pointed out the writer made a little mistake on the time. (o: Will post here if I find some.
You're welcome. May very well be nothing to see here...but it's certainly strange, in light of OU and Georgia Tech, isn't it.
I've been trying to find info on the Greenville PD bomb squad, no luck, because I found it interesting that Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was utilized.
This was allegedly a construction worker who left a backpack with 6 pipes. Weird.
I'm glad you caught that about the Marine Corps bomb squad being used. I don't know much about Greenville so maybe they don't have a local PD bomb squad? I'll admit that what you've pointed out about the squad used makes it even more interesting - in my eyes, and with my limited knowledge.
I've set up a few google alerts, so I'll try to stay on top of this story, too... Absolutely nothing in the media about this other than these 2 TV stations - at least not yet. We'll see if any papers pick it up with the morning's editions. It's not being covered by the AP at this point though...
And some poor guy getting blown away in a convenience store robbery has something do with your post, how?
Sorry. The store at which the Yemeni man was killed is reported as being in Grifton, which it is. But it actually has an Ayden address.
A bomb exploded in a public place in the US by the Marine Corps/Department of the Navy a couple days after a dead Yemeni is reported in the town Ayden (Aden) somehow made me think of some poor guy getting dumped overboard a boat.
Like I said, perhaps nothing to see, perhaps it's all coincidental.
Sorry, again. Ayden, Grifton, and Greenville are all in Pitt County. (Rocky Mount is just a bit northwest.)
Gee, does a single day go by anymore without a suspicious package being found on a campus somewhere?
Elizabeth City University?
East Carolina University
When did things become so damn complicated?
It is easier to still up propaganda and controvercy that way.
Then you discredit it as never happening.
That's the first I've heard of an early morning explosion on October 3. I was told the October 7 explosion shook the surrounding area for a couple of blocks.
Today two freeways in L.A. were shut down (near Norwalk) because of a suspicious backpack.
Too many of these incidents.
Thank you for the ping.
Interesting "found packages", why do you think someone would have a bag of fireworks at a garage sale?
Water does not detonate... I wonder what was in the copper pipes, in the backpack, that were DETONATED at still another university campus?
Nothing here. Move along.
I'm guessing it was somewhere between the art building and the cafeteria. (Seeing as how they evacuated the cafeteria...) Clearly on the 5th street side.
ECU police probe bomb scare
By Corey G. Johnson The Daily Reflector
Saturday, October 15, 2005
ECU police are investigating a construction worker who left a backpack filled with copper piping unattended, causing a bomb scare, officials said Friday.
Although no evidence of explosive materials were found, the incident caused East Carolina University officials to empty buildings and evacuate students, facility and staff.
The man, whose name was not released, works for D.F. Simmons, Maj. Frank Knight of the ECU Police Department said.
No charges have been filed against the man, who admitted to owning the backpack and denied wrongdoing, Knight said.
"We're currently investigating how the copper got into the backpack," Knight said.
Police were called at 10:55 a.m. when another construction employee discovered a red backpack in bushes near the Mamie E. Jenkins Building, also known as the alumni building.
In response, campus officials evacuated the building and nearby Irwin, Jenkins Fine Arts and Old Cafeteria buildings, ECU spokeswoman Nancy McGillicuddy said.
The Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff's Office, Greenville Fire-Rescue Department and Greenville utilities were called for assistance.
"This is definitely an example of an event (where) we didn't want to take any chances with," McGillicuddy said.
"We hold safety at the utmost importance."
Brenda the sheriff's office bomb-sniffing dog indicated the possibility of a bomb, a Marine explosive ordinance team from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point was called in for assistance.
"We took the extra security and safety measure of calling on the bomb dog and the Cherry Point team partly because of the current world conditions and the recent incident at Georgia Tech," Knight said.
Monday, three explosive devices were found between two Georgia Tech dormitories. One device exploded, injuring a custodian.
The local military bomb squad found no evidence of explosive materials.
Scrap copper is at an all-time high. The perp may very well have been stealing scrap from his employer, using the backpack to conceal it.
Yes, thank you, I was kind of stuned and I knew someone would come up with the other.
Does anyone know how a water cannon blows up copper pipe?
I don't want to beat a dead horse or a bunch of copper pipe that someone might have just been lifting for ice cream money. But DETONATING copper pipes with a water cannon...what part of that doesn't lead from point A to point B? Unless it's just poor journalism, and nothing actually blew up.
When I read that the bomb squad "detonated" the backpack I figured that was just a misstatement. The same thought must have crossed your mind, too, 'cause you brought it up.
Don't misunderstand my position, I read this thread because I'm trying to keep abreast of these bomb threats. I only brought up the theft angle because I've seen copper stolen in trash bags, backpacks, coolers, tool bags, etc.
Maybe it really was a bomb. I want to know, and the media doesn't seem to be doing its job. Has anyone started a "Bomb Squad" ping list? I'd like to be on it.
Liberty, are you in charge of the bomb ping list? river rat would like on it.
I didn't misunderstand your position, I'm just trying to keep up too, and the copper theft angle makes good sense.
The report that the bomb squad detonated cooper pipe didn't : )
Definitively, if it was poor journalism...we can all move along.
Copper pipes... In a backpack? One that causes a K-9 unit (Hopefully one trained to sniff out explosives, not drugs) to alert. Then it's detonated with a water cannon? Copper pipes don't detonate, no matter how hard you hit them. Unless of course they are filled with something that smells like an explosive, then depending on the details, it might detonate when hit or dropped.
Indcons is keeping the NormanBombing/OUBombing ping list.
INDCONS: please add cf_river_rat to the Norman Bombing ping list. Thanks. (o:
FYI: I was thinking of developing a "Suspicious Packages" ping list to keep track of unrelated, but interesting stories along these lines. Let me know if you think this could be of use, or of interest. (I've got some email alerts set up to be on the lookout for articles that appear at Google for these topics.)
These news articles don't match up. In one we see that the backpack was "detonated" with a water cannon - "A K-9 unit detected something in the bag which could be used to make explosives. So, the Cherry Point Marine Corps Bomb Squad detonated it with a water cannon."
Then in the article you posted they report - "no evidence of explosive materials were found" and again, "The local military bomb squad found no evidence of explosive materials."
As El Gato stated copper pipes can't "detonate" if there is no explosive material.
This leaves the question; was there or was there not a reaction from the "water cannon"?
These reporters, IMHO have to start getting their act together...
Done....welcome to the ping list, cf_river_rat.
LR: a "Suspicious Packages" ping list is a good idea but be aware though: you'll be really busy with all the stuff going on across the country :(
Thanks for the ping, freema. Please let me know if there is further progress to this story and I'll ping it out.
Unfortunately, you are correct...
It might be a full workload for a list like that! LOL
Anyway, I'll think about it over the next few days, and see how many respond with an interest (Freepmail me if anyone is interested in a "suspicious package" ping list).
I wonder how much copper scrap goes for these days.