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Simulated bomb found in Tucson supermarket
KVOA Tucson Channel 4 News ^ | Lorraine Rivera

Posted on 08/20/2006 10:28:51 AM PDT by SandRat

Tucson Police evacuated the Safeway store on Prince road and Campbell avenue for much of Saturday afternoon and into evening after an employee spotted a suspicious package.

According to police, an employee called police at about 2:14 p.m. Saturday afternoon after spotting a package below the customer service counter.

Sgt. Decio Hopffer said that when the bomb squad arrived and evacuated the store, "The bomb technician saw things in it that led them to believe that this was a live device and they had to take the necessary precautions to make sure no one was going to get hurt."

Hopffer would not elaborate on what exactly was in the plastic cylinder device but said it contained a cut PVC pipe.

"We found this to be a simulated device, it would not have gone off by itself," Hopffer said.

Authorities shut down traffic several times while the Tucson police bomb squad made three attempts to detonate the device.

Hopffer said the rounds included high velocity and water.

The Safeway store reopened late Saturday night after several bomb sniffing dogs combed the area and officers deemed it safe for business.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: bomb; bombscare; found; infatada; isolatedincidents; safeway; simulated; supermarket; tucson; us


Authorities shut down traffic several times while the Tucson police bomb squad made three attempts to detonate the device.

1 posted on 08/20/2006 10:28:53 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...

Stupid Kid Prank??

Dry Run to see response times for the real thing?????

Is the Infatada about to come to the US?


2 posted on 08/20/2006 10:30:04 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

And remember that Tucson had one of the multiple cell phone incidents last week.


3 posted on 08/20/2006 10:34:47 AM PDT by good old days
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To: SandRat
Dry Run to see response times for the real thing?????

I will go with option 2 for $1000.

4 posted on 08/20/2006 10:34:49 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: SandRat; sure_fine

TROP 'dry run'? Possibly...


5 posted on 08/20/2006 10:35:16 AM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: SandRat
spotting a package below the customer service counter.

Unhappy customer?

6 posted on 08/20/2006 10:36:23 AM PDT by operation clinton cleanup (Assistant to the traveling secretary.)
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To: SandRat

Senile guy returning a pipe?


7 posted on 08/20/2006 10:39:36 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Buy 'Allah' brand urinal cakes - If you can't kill the enemy at least you can piss on their god)
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To: SandRat
Hopffer said the rounds included high velocity and water.

Huh?

8 posted on 08/20/2006 10:40:02 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I know,........ that's what it said.


9 posted on 08/20/2006 10:41:02 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

>>>>a simulated device, it would not have gone off by itself

What does that mean? Does simulated mean fake? 'Would not have gone off by itself' leads me to think it could have gone off if set?


10 posted on 08/20/2006 10:42:25 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Read Training Device but the question is training for who. Not for the TPD EOD, TFD, TPD, Pima Sherrif Dept., D-M EOD, then who?????


11 posted on 08/20/2006 10:44:33 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Would a training device go off? Or is it a learn to build your own type of model?


12 posted on 08/20/2006 10:46:55 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

No and Yes and then test EOD First Responder resonse times for time the call of a real device and detonation to go off just as they show up; with the MSMs of course to salivate as they report it.


13 posted on 08/20/2006 10:48:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

So, if it can go off, it is a bomb, no?

This 'Simulated' thing is a bit confusing :P


14 posted on 08/20/2006 10:51:50 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Yep!


15 posted on 08/20/2006 10:53:39 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

;)

Thx


16 posted on 08/20/2006 10:56:34 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

or it was some kind of explosives without any detonator.


17 posted on 08/20/2006 10:56:36 AM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: eXe

That could be the expalination


18 posted on 08/20/2006 10:57:24 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: eXe

Like a cellphone


19 posted on 08/20/2006 10:57:43 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Eeew, that is ominous!


20 posted on 08/20/2006 10:58:07 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SandRat

After similiar BS actions after 9/11, fake threats like this are handled as acts of terrorism due to the costs and impact of acts of BS like this.


21 posted on 08/20/2006 11:05:11 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

should know by Wednesday.. the 23


22 posted on 08/20/2006 11:08:35 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: sure_fine
Something to do with the Islamofascist and the their return of the Fuhrer for the creation of the 4th Reich
23 posted on 08/20/2006 11:10:12 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

What's a simulated" bomb? A pipe nipple with pipe caps screwed on the ends?

I always wondered what would happen if you did that and went through the checkout line at Home Depot. Think they owuld say anything??


24 posted on 08/20/2006 11:10:57 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: dynoman

I would guess no detonator


25 posted on 08/20/2006 11:26:33 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: U S Army EOD

HELP!!!!!

Lots of question through out the thread and I'm out of my venue.


26 posted on 08/20/2006 11:34:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

PCV pipe packed with modeling clay so X-ray would show plastic explosive.

In other words - fake.

Check FBI stats on bombing, thousand ocurr each year.

ROP or union trouble? ROP or mob issues? Tucson is noted for its mafia connections.....


27 posted on 08/20/2006 11:49:48 AM PDT by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: SandRat

Probably just extortion.


28 posted on 08/20/2006 12:06:21 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Fresh Wind

It is a way to remotely open the device and disrupt the contents. There are several methods to do this.


29 posted on 08/20/2006 12:08:49 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: dynoman

I once hid a simulated bomb under a jeep at an MP check point. It had Chinese markings, explosive markings, and bomb written on it. They missed it.


30 posted on 08/20/2006 12:10:39 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: SandRat

It could have been there for a number of reasons. Just some kids playing games, someone trying to get revenge against the store because the store cheated or fired them, someone checking responses, someone trying to extort money from the store, or a typical liberal nutcase. However, it they get caught, the results will be the same. I think the fine is up to $20,000.00 plus a little time in jail.


31 posted on 08/20/2006 12:14:26 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: U S Army EOD

The biggest issue was "What's a Simulated IED?" The next was the composition of the device "water?"


32 posted on 08/20/2006 1:07:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Anything that looks like a real one which can be almost anything. One way of getting into a device is blowing water in with high pressure or an explosive or propelling charge behind water. This cuts down the flash but water can conduct electricity and close circuits.
33 posted on 08/20/2006 1:50:36 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: sure_fine

If Tues 22nd does happen, get your and Sue's butts down to the GC&N Complex. Plenty of water, food, guins and ammo there. many other Conservatives will be finding their way there, too. Bring what you can...


34 posted on 08/20/2006 2:22:05 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

What is supposed to happen on the 22nd?


35 posted on 08/20/2006 4:46:16 PM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

What is the GC&N Complex????


36 posted on 08/20/2006 4:51:24 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: U S Army EOD
What is supposed to happen on the 22nd?

Whatever it takes for President A. to make the Islamic 12th Imam rise from H***...I mean the WELL.

37 posted on 08/20/2006 4:51:44 PM PDT by madison10
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To: U S Army EOD

The muslim-islamist-arab Armageddon. End of Israel and America. Here's the FR Search result. Do some reading, US. It's either another Y2K hoax, or something to be worried about...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=August%2022nd


38 posted on 08/20/2006 4:53:41 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: petitfour

You have FReepMail, p...


39 posted on 08/20/2006 4:59:50 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


40 posted on 08/20/2006 6:34:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: SandRat

Anybody blows up my favorite Safeway I'm gonna kick their ass.


41 posted on 08/20/2006 6:37:25 PM PDT by discostu (you must be joking son, where did you get those shoes)
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