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Suicidal College Student Causes NYC Subway Terror Scare, Police Say
Fox ^ | April 30, 2010

Posted on 04/30/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT by RDTF

NEW YORK-- A suicidal college student who carried highly toxic sodium cyanide into a subway tunnel caused a brief terrorism scare early Friday, police said.

Track workers spotted the 20-year-old man -- wearing a hard hat, safety vest and boots -- at about 5:30 a.m. wandering deep inside the tunnel under the East River.

The workers pulled him aboard a train and took him to a lower Manhattan subway station. Police there discovered he was carrying a backpack holding a quart container full of sodium cyanide pellets, five highway flares and two bottles of water.

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(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aaronfetto; cyanide; fetto; flares; newyork; ny; subway; suicide; wot

1 posted on 04/30/2010 10:37:11 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Terrorist Murderers are NOT suicidal?


2 posted on 04/30/2010 10:38:59 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Marty62

OMG, when are they going to stop lying to us.

There is no hope for the city with Bloomers in charge.


3 posted on 04/30/2010 10:42:42 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: RDTF
“Son, you ever bring that s**t down here again and we’ll kill you.”
4 posted on 04/30/2010 10:43:49 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RDTF

Bloomberg doesn’ have enough problems? He is still inviting illegals to come to New York & get ‘Hellth care” there.

Wonder how the taxpayers feel about that? They are already taxed enough in New York.


5 posted on 04/30/2010 10:52:25 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: RDTF
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said investigators quickly ruled out the possibility the man could be a terrorist. He said the man instead convinced police that his plan was to kill himself in an isolated spot by swallowing the chemicals.

Nonsense ! It was ONE QUART of Sodium Cyanide, no one (1) ounce. This was terrorism. What was the name of the perp and what affiliations does he have ?


6 posted on 04/30/2010 10:56:45 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: pyx

If it turns out that the student is named Mohammad, it won’t change the news coverage. They lie to us and they don’t care that we know it.


7 posted on 04/30/2010 10:58:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RDTF

“......the man instead convinced police that his plan was to kill himself in an isolated spot by swallowing the chemicals.”

Yeah, right.


8 posted on 04/30/2010 10:58:56 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: pyx
Police speculated the man may have considered using the flares to heat up the chemicals and inhaling the fumes.

Yeah, there is no way he might have put it in the air ducts and poisoned hundreds of people. How many people could a Quart of Sodium cyanide kill?

9 posted on 04/30/2010 10:59:41 AM PDT by sharkhawk (Always love your country¬óbut never trust your government--Robert Novak)
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To: EggsAckley

It’s not like there are less complicated ways to kill yourself in a subway.

Oh wait ... nevermind.


10 posted on 04/30/2010 11:02:49 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: RDTF

Police speculated the man may have considered using the flares to heat up the chemicals and inhaling the fumes.
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OK , heres my speculation ... sure the flares are a good heat source ,, but wouldn’t a train stop if there were flares in it’s path and a “worker” in an orange safety vest ... how many people on the train would have died inhaling cyanide waiting for the track to clear?


11 posted on 04/30/2010 11:03:05 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

Bingo! Ya beat me to it!


12 posted on 04/30/2010 11:05:23 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: RDTF

He chose the subway for the same reason the 1993 Tokyo Subway group AumShinRiKyou did; the airspace is MUCH more confined, radically upgrading the lethality of the chem agent; it doesn’t disperse, and plenty of people pass through the lethal zone, since it is confined.

This was CLEARLY a terror-intended event; very likely he is a muzzie.


13 posted on 04/30/2010 11:08:04 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: RDTF

Please disperse, move along now, there is nothing for you to see here.


14 posted on 04/30/2010 11:12:13 AM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: RDTF

Alternate article posted here from the NY Daily News:

Phony track worker rigs subway terror scare in bizarre cyanide suicide try
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2504021/


15 posted on 04/30/2010 11:13:28 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Neidermeyer

Another attempt for the attempt map. Good on you NYPD.


16 posted on 04/30/2010 11:15:56 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: diplomatic_immunity
As a point of interest:

In Boston last night a train had to stop in a tunnel for a fire of unknown origin. Twenty people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The system was shut down while 75 firefighters responded to the mysterious electrical fire.

Accidents happen. The Boston incident is probably an accident.

I'm just saying it's odd.

17 posted on 04/30/2010 11:16:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
If it turns out that the student is named Mohammad, it won’t change the news coverage. They lie to us and they don’t care that we know it.

His name is Aaron Fetto, 20, of Manhattan.

18 posted on 04/30/2010 11:19:46 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: RDTF

Does the cost of the cyanide come into play here with that quantity?


19 posted on 04/30/2010 11:23:25 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Marty62

We’ll it is confusing. Normally these terrorist murderers wear suicide vests.

This is a suicide backpack. It’s different.


20 posted on 04/30/2010 11:23:48 AM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: pyx

Milligrams of cyanide are all it takes to kill yourself.

Why dress up in a hard hat, workers clothes, etc?

You’re damned right it was attempted terrorism, and they know it. They just don’t want to panic the public.

When we find out more about this guy we may understand why he did what he did, but given the press’ propensity for being PC we may never hear the rest of the story.


21 posted on 04/30/2010 11:28:24 AM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: 1010RD

There was a guy who blew himself up with a backpack outside of a packed college football stadium too.


22 posted on 04/30/2010 11:30:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise
"There was a guy who blew himself up with a backpack outside of a packed college football stadium too."

I wonder if he had any "help" from the locals. Nothing like helping a guy to finish his goals early.

23 posted on 04/30/2010 11:37:29 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller

In Bombing At OU Stadium There Are More Questions Than Answers
Nebraska State Paper (.com) ^ | October 10, 2005 | Jack L. Allen

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2005 3:12:42 PM by LibertyRocks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1500046/posts

Ten days have passed since a 21-year-old University of Oklahoma engineering student was killed when a bomb he was carrying exploded 100 yards from the stadium where Oklahoma and Kansas State were playing football before a crowd of 84,000 – and there are still more questions than answers to exactly What? and Why?


24 posted on 04/30/2010 11:40:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Blowup interruptus?
25 posted on 04/30/2010 11:45:19 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller; a fool in paradise

That’s exactly what I’m thinking as well. RE: OU — I’ve got some links on my profile page if someone wants to research that incident more (several round-up threads here, and an archive of all the info. I compiled at my blog — the links for OU are about halfway down my *needs to be updated* page here...).
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I saw a name up above on this thread. Does anyone know if it’s been reported in print anywhere?


26 posted on 04/30/2010 11:59:20 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Doe Eyes

If someone is a muslim convert, the news articles often use the old name. I’m not saying that is the case here, but there is a pattern.


27 posted on 04/30/2010 11:59:57 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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[Here is a news report that contains the arrested man’s name. It has been excerpted, and this post is also located on the other thread ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2504021/posts ) ]

The man who has been arrested in connection with this is named Aaron Fetto. I’ve looked at his profile over on FB, but most of it is private. I’m not seeing anything among his friends there that would indicate ties to Muslims, however, that doesn’t mean that there definitely wasn’t.

I do notice he’s a “fan” of the RNC — however, I also know many of my liberal & some libertarian acquaintances and former classmates are “fans” of that page as well for the purpose of keeping an eye on the “enemy” in their eyes...

Watch for the MSM to seize on that though and try to paint him as a conservative.

From the WSJ Blogs:

EXCERPTED — READ THE WHOLE REPORT HERE:
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/04/30/nypd-subway-arrest-not-terror/

NYPD Arrest Man Found in Subway with Sodium Cyanide
By Sean Gardiner and Joel Stonington

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers riding in the tunnel to pick up garbage spotted Aaron Fetto, 20, dressed in a hardhat, reflective vest and yellow, knee-length boots around 5:30 a.m. walking in the tunnel south of Bowling Green heading toward Brooklyn, said Paul Browne, the New York Police Department’s spokesman.

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Inside Fetto’s backpack, detectives found two one-liter bottles of water, five road flares, a lighter and a quart-sized can with a “sodium cyanide” label.

The Department of Environmental Protection was called in, as were officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit who searched the tracks, but found nothing.

The can was taken to a mobile lab downtown where officers in protective hazardous materials suits opened the can and discovered what they believe were sodium cyanide tablets, Browne said. Sodium cyanide is a highly toxic salt most commonly used as a pesticide. When heated it emits toxic fumes but is not an explosive.

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Browne said the police believe his story and have ruled out terrorism, but charges against Fetto are pending.


28 posted on 04/30/2010 12:15:31 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: pyx

That’s an unbelievable amount of KCN. Even a drop of that stuff is lethal. I think HCN is even worse.


29 posted on 04/30/2010 1:49:37 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: pyx

Oops I mean NaCN


30 posted on 04/30/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Doe Eyes

This Pace Oct. 2008 article, “Pace Press - Presidential debate viewing continues”, indicates Aaron Fetto, 20, was a political science major
http://www.pacepress.org/2.3830/presidential-debate-viewing-continues-1.449500

Quote: “ “Obama has been my second choice since the primaries,” political science major Aaron Fetto said. “


31 posted on 04/30/2010 2:00:13 PM PDT by wtd
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To: PghBaldy

Mohamed Fetto exists on Facebook. The following link lists “Fetto” accounts with Mohamed listed first, Aaron last.
http://de-de.facebook.com/family/Fetto/1


32 posted on 04/30/2010 2:00:13 PM PDT by wtd
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The NYC subway "student" had one (1) quart of sodium cyanide pellets. Hydrogen cyanide gas is used in GAS CHAMBERS by dropping sodium cyanide pellets into water and sulphuric acid. road flares contain sulphuric acid. This "student" was found with several road flares, bottles of water and one (1) quart of sodium cyanide pellets. This "student" was dressed in a hard hat, emergency workers vest and construction boots when he was found near Bowling Green subway station.

I believe the dots are connected. This was an attempt at a terrorist act.


33 posted on 04/30/2010 4:03:40 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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NY DAILY NEWS.com: "PACE UNIVERSITY STUDENT POSES AS SUBWAY TRACK WORKER, SPARKS TERROR SCARE IN CYANIDE SUICIDE TRY" by Rocco Parascandola (SNIPPET: "Aaron Fetto, a 20-year-old Pace University sophomore...") (April 30, 2010)

34 posted on 05/01/2010 1:22:06 AM PDT by Cindy
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