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Man claiming to be vampire prompts bomb scare near courthouse (Seattle, of course)
The Seattle Times ^ | March 12, 2010 | Jennifer Sullivan and Jack Broom

Posted on 03/12/2010 4:04:00 PM PST by Stoat

A two-block section of Third Avenue near the King County Courthouse was closed for two hours Friday morning after a man carrying an object that resembled a pipe bomb told people he was a vampire looking for food. Bomb-squad officers took the 33-year-old man into custody near the main entrance to the King County Courthouse about an hour after police received the first call at 8:11 a.m.

Police said the man had a section of pipe taped to his arm.

"It was fashioned to look like a pipe bomb, but it was not a real explosive device," police said in a news release Friday afternoon, after the device had been examined and taken apart.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: seattle; spacecowboy; vampire; washington; washingtonstate
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Device recovered by Seattle Police Dept. from bomb scare, Fri. March 12, 2010 in downtown Seattle.  It is a metal pipe with metal endcaps on both sides.  There is tape on this device and what appears to be protruding wires. Enlarge this photo

SEATTLE POLICE DEPT.

Device recovered by Seattle Police Dept. from bomb scare, Fri. March 12, 2010 in downtown Seattle. It is a metal pipe with metal endcaps on both sides. There is tape on this device and what appears to be protruding wires.

(note to Seattle Police:  The 'focus' control on your camera is usually the knurled bezel on the end of the lens.  Rotate this in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions until sharp focus is achieved.)

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There is raw video available at the main article link and it's only slightly better quality than the above photo.  Nothing particularly exciting happens in the video.

 

1 posted on 03/12/2010 4:04:00 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Slings and Arrows; sionnsar

According to police, employees of a Second Avenue mission said the suspect, clad in black and covered in duct tape, had come into the mission "and threatened to blow the place up." He then told staffers "that he was a vampire and wanted to eat people."

The man, who also called himself "a space cowboy," showed the pipe-like device taped to his wrist. Staffers ushered the man out of the building and called police.

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There are times when even the quality of the insane people here in Seattle disappoints me.  "sigh"

2 posted on 03/12/2010 4:04:39 PM PST by Stoat (Sarah Palin 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat

Why does a member of the undead, who can turn into a bat and control the actions of the feeble-minded need high-explosives, exactly?


3 posted on 03/12/2010 4:08:05 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Stoat

Good thing he wasn’t a zombie looking for food when there aren’t any brains in Seattle.


4 posted on 03/12/2010 4:08:35 PM PST by max americana
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To: Stoat

I think it’s been almost three years since I’ve been downtown.

Suddenly... it occurs to me why that is.


5 posted on 03/12/2010 4:11:36 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: max americana

Plenty of brains in Seattle,just very few functional ones.


6 posted on 03/12/2010 4:13:54 PM PST by Farmer Dean (every shot that misses it's target is nothing but useless fireworks)
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To: Farmer Dean

They should have taken him off to jail — told him there would be free food at taxpayer expense.


7 posted on 03/12/2010 4:42:13 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Stoat

Well, at least the Seattle Police are getting better at this. The guy from Western State Hospital (where they keep the mentally ill) that had a Samuri Sword kept them at bay for almost a whole day.


8 posted on 03/12/2010 5:04:27 PM PST by microgood
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To: Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; washingtoncon; Pavegunner72; cherry; aw93472; WeatherGuy; CBF; ...
Thanks to Stoat for the ping. Gee, should I ping the Undead Thread too?

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FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.
Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

9 posted on 03/12/2010 6:09:44 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar
Man claiming to be vampire prompts bomb scare near courthouse

Auditions for recurring roles in the Twilight series of films are only getting more and more brutally competitive, obviously.

10 posted on 03/12/2010 9:49:27 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Stoat
Yesterday was my scheduled day off, or I would have been pretty close to it all.

I miss all the fun!

11 posted on 03/13/2010 8:32:18 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Socialism is the plundering of the productive by the unaccountable)
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