Skip to comments.Man Dead, Large Amount Of Possible Cyanide Found
Posted on 08/12/2008 3:45:58 PM PDT by Scarpetta
It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide.
Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada.
A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man's room on the fourth floor of the Burnsley Hotel at 10th and Grant.
Tests are now being done by the Denver Police Crime Lab to determine exactly what the substance is. The tests could take days.
It is not clear if the man died from the substance or some other cause.
Denver police are leading the investigation of the man's death. The FBI and other governmental agencies, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force, are assisting in the probe. Hazardous materials assistance has included the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado National Guard.
FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis told CBS 4 that nothing so far has been found to link the case to terrorism or the coming convention.
The investigation is continuing.
And here a lot of us had thought that Gadahn had been smoked earlier this year. Perhaps he wasn't after all...
Takes two seconds to see the Prussian blue color in the test. Someone is not exactly telling the whole story.
I would like to know just what sort of cyanide they are talking about. I used to work with sodium cyanide in my silver-plating shop. Potassium cyanide is the stuff they used to execute murderers with back in the days before the comfort of the criminal became the paramount concern of our penal systems.
Terrorism is an impossibility in any of these incidents. All of them arise from bad childhoods and societal deprivation and repression and George Bush’s malevolent influence.
I’m voting for McCain. Not because I like him but because I hate what Obama stands for.
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Yeah, nothing worse than a filthy sealskin in August! Further astray of the topic, the Borden domicile is now a bed & breakfast. You can spend the night for a couple hundred clams. Way cleaner than anything in Denver!
Yup ... me too. I hope we’re gonna cuss for at least another 4 years. :)
Thank you Deaf Smith.
Odd how concrete the “authorities are”
Muslim name, no identification, coming from Canada sans passport, poison and dems about to have a big meeting.
If it isn’t terrorism, I can’t imagine what it would be.
Only clinker here,,didn’t they know they were at the wrong convention?
I mean,,why terrorize dems?
Yeah. I know.
You know this thing happens all of the time in Denver. /s
That is a good description of the odor.
Let’s discover the Clinton connection. Maybe we need to find out where Ickes and Blumenthal have been.
One more good muslim.
“A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man’s room”
REMINDS ME OF RICK JAMES
That doesn’t make sense at all. If Obama wins the terrorists win why would they want to do that? They know will capatulate to thier demands if Obama gets elected, or do they not understand our political system (and it’s parties at all) ?
A salesman? At 29, he's too old to be a yute.
I suspect this will get less press than the disclosure that a cyanide poisoning page from a medical handbook had been found on the FLDS grounds in Texas.
Just another diversity delegate for the Democrats.