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Armed standoff at Tacoma Mall (WA)
Eyewitness ^ | 11/20/05 | Ramius

Posted on 11/20/2005 12:41:22 PM PST by Ramius

Two separate reports, one from my Dad and one from a friend... both at Tacoma Mall. Not being allowed inside, due to "someone inside with a semiautomatic shooting in the mall".

Large number of police on the scene, sealing the exits. Not letting anyone in or out.

Will post a source as soon as I have one.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; mall; nihilism; shooting; tacoma
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...Just saw a story on NWCN.
1 posted on 11/20/2005 12:41:22 PM PST by Ramius
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To: HairOfTheDog; ecurbh; RMDupree

Heads up...


2 posted on 11/20/2005 12:42:02 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius
Keep us informed
Thanks for posting
3 posted on 11/20/2005 12:42:52 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Ramius

They are outside?


4 posted on 11/20/2005 12:43:29 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Ramius

This is what worries me the most in the WOT.


5 posted on 11/20/2005 12:44:07 PM PST by baystaterebel (http://omphalosgazer.blogspot.com/)
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To: CindyDawg

Yes, they are outside.

NWCN now has it. Callers are reporting shots fired inside, maybe gang activity. My Dad is across the highway, reports dozens of police cars. My friend is stuck in the parking lot in traffic, was on the way in but now is stuck trying to leave the parking lot. She talked to people who'd run out right at first.


6 posted on 11/20/2005 12:46:00 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius
After hitting the link for the news paper and seeing the conviction of a murderer and a memorial for a murder victim It does seem surprising that the mall incident is going on. Isn't this in a "BLUE" state ?
7 posted on 11/20/2005 12:46:16 PM PST by Tinman73 (Human nature requires We forget the terrible things We see. A truly intelligent person remembers it)
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To: Tinman73
Isn't this in a "BLUE" state ?

Yes. But that doesn't make this any less bad. Perhaps your political asides can wait until the dead (if any) have left the building.

8 posted on 11/20/2005 12:48:22 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Ramius

Ok, that's good. Praying for those inside.


9 posted on 11/20/2005 12:48:27 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Ramius
My Dad is across the highway...

Please tell your Dad to get away from there and to take refuge in a safe place [assuming you are in phone contact].

10 posted on 11/20/2005 12:49:06 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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To: Tinman73

Actually, WA is a "shall issue" state. Maybe there's a citizen that could help this time. Would be nice.


11 posted on 11/20/2005 12:49:58 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Prayers up for all involved...


12 posted on 11/20/2005 12:49:58 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: caryatid

They're safe. Leaving the area.


13 posted on 11/20/2005 12:50:37 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Holy Cow! I have friends out there. I hope they didn't decide to go to the Mall today.


14 posted on 11/20/2005 12:51:18 PM PST by Palladin (There ain't nobody here but us chickens. (Senate Dems Theme Song))
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To: Horatio Gates

I expect a full report later


15 posted on 11/20/2005 12:51:23 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Ramius

My friend (a cop) NEVER goes to a mall off duty without his gun....for this reason.


16 posted on 11/20/2005 12:51:40 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: r9etb
I'm sorry I have no Heart (note the handle). Let's hope it comes out to be a "no casualty" event.
17 posted on 11/20/2005 12:51:51 PM PST by Tinman73 (Human nature requires We forget the terrible things We see. A truly intelligent person remembers it)
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To: Ramius; Admin Moderator

New Story link:

http://www.nwcn.com/topstories/stories/NW_112005WABtacomamallJK.15720564.html

Moderator... Can you put this better link above?

Maybe this should be in Breaking news for a while?


18 posted on 11/20/2005 12:52:40 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Prayers for the innocents caught in the crossfire.

The cops would probly shoot the wrong person with a firearm.


19 posted on 11/20/2005 12:52:54 PM PST by ChefKeith ( If Diplomacy worked, then we would be sitting here talking...)
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To: Tinman73
Not exactly. King County is blue, and they rigged our last Goveror's election.

But we should have a solid conservative Republican as Governor, but as for now, we have a screeching witch.

Let's raise taxes THIS much!

20 posted on 11/20/2005 12:53:56 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: Ramius

Any news?


21 posted on 11/20/2005 12:54:26 PM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Ramius

Thank you for posting. I am relieved.


22 posted on 11/20/2005 12:55:36 PM PST by caryatid (Jolie Blonde, 'gardez donc, quoi t'as fait ...)
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To: Ramius
Gang activity around the Tacoma Mall?!!? Shocked, I am (not!). /sarcasm

Someone else asked: yes, WA state is a "shall issue" state. Basicly they cannot deny you a carry permit unless you are a felon or legally insane.

23 posted on 11/20/2005 12:56:01 PM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: 2Jedismom

Hi 2J! Still pretty thin on details.

My guess is gang turf. Things like this have been nearby the mall for a while. Was only a matter a time till one of the gangs decided to stake out the mall itself.


24 posted on 11/20/2005 12:56:45 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

According to callers on NWCN, lots of shots fired. was pandemonium inside.


25 posted on 11/20/2005 1:01:19 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Is there a link that doesn't need registration? Nothing on national news.


26 posted on 11/20/2005 1:02:42 PM PST by Christopher Lincoln
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To: SW6906

Yup Tacoma Mall has always been thug central.


27 posted on 11/20/2005 1:04:15 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Ramius

Hello, my FRiend...

At first I thought your dad was in the mall! Glad that was clarified pretty quick.


28 posted on 11/20/2005 1:06:08 PM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Ramius

Is this one of those deals where the police seal off the building and wait for the bad guys to run out of bullets, and then make the survivors come out with their hands in the air?


29 posted on 11/20/2005 1:11:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: Ramius

Callers reporting that stores started closing their shutters to protect people in their stores.


30 posted on 11/20/2005 1:11:27 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Steely Tom

Dunno. We'll see.


31 posted on 11/20/2005 1:11:48 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: scott7278

Bookmarked...prayers for safety.


32 posted on 11/20/2005 1:13:50 PM PST by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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To: Ramius

Heh. So it begins. One caller said that one of the shots struck a storefront near his wife. He said he saw a middle eastern male with a gun.

Another caller said he saw a caucasian with a gun.

Not sure if I'd automatically believe callers to a news show.


33 posted on 11/20/2005 1:16:07 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Woman caller says she saw a caucasian male with an AK-47. Saw a woman shot in the leg.


34 posted on 11/20/2005 1:17:26 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: 2Jedismom
By the Santa at JC Penny's.

"Santa, go straight to the ghetto."

35 posted on 11/20/2005 1:17:39 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I get paid to get in your business.)
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To: Ramius

I'm listening to my police scanner... nothing at all.


36 posted on 11/20/2005 1:18:07 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

By the Santa?

Hope no children were harmed.

This reminds me of the shootings at the West Chester mall in PA. some years ago. A crazy white girl in a camouflage suit killed about five people.


37 posted on 11/20/2005 1:20:09 PM PST by Palladin (There ain't nobody here but us chickens. (Senate Dems Theme Song))
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To: Ramius

More callers... Everybody painting a different story. Odds are good that many of the callers are hoaxes, IMHO.


38 posted on 11/20/2005 1:21:12 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Ramius

Damn...


39 posted on 11/20/2005 1:22:38 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/ 1,000 knives and counting!)
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To: Lancer_N3502A

Hard to believe tacoma is a hub for gangs?


40 posted on 11/20/2005 1:24:55 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Ramius

Keep posting. Remember the (Tom Clancy?) novel that had the plot about an attack on a mall? Personally, I doubt that they'd pick Tacoma on a Sunday afternoon, but you never know.

I would suspect it's probably thugs shooting thugs and being pursued by plainclothes police or security.


41 posted on 11/20/2005 1:27:02 PM PST by livius
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To: zbigreddogz

Witchy woman and her Dem cohorts foisted a 9.5 cent tax per gallon of gas on Washingtonians and yet the voters there voted to keep that illegal tax valid. Talk about stuck on stupid. Let's see how much of that tax improves your highways there in the Peoples Republic of Wa.


42 posted on 11/20/2005 1:28:08 PM PST by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Hey... there you are...

D's DIL... T, was trying to park and go in when everybody came running out.


43 posted on 11/20/2005 1:29:51 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: Joe Boucher
Oh, but didn't you know there isn't ANY crime in our "socialist's workers paradise" of Greenerland? They're just products of a bad environment. No, it's societies fault. No, wait, they're disenfranchised youts.(sarcasm off)
44 posted on 11/20/2005 1:30:11 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Lancer_N3502A

You forgot "Bush's Fault"!


45 posted on 11/20/2005 1:34:50 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Ramius

Weren't the DC snipers from WA?


46 posted on 11/20/2005 1:35:47 PM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: Lancer_N3502A
You are correct, Lancer.

Move along folks, nothing to see here...

No spotted owls or salmon were in danger at the mall today.


47 posted on 11/20/2005 1:36:14 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (Longtime lurker on ATRW and Guild refugee -- Hello y'all.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

yer phone ain't werkin'... :-)


48 posted on 11/20/2005 1:36:57 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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To: They'reGone2000

You two are cracking me up. Carefull, Bush might use his evil earthquake/volcano machine.


49 posted on 11/20/2005 1:37:43 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Ramius

According to NWCN: Five people hurt. Fire dept. report.


50 posted on 11/20/2005 1:40:27 PM PST by Ramius (Buy blades for war fighters: freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net --> 1000 knives and counting!)
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