Skip to comments.Report Of Suspicious Device On Bus Closes Portsmouth Streets
Posted on 05/06/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT by OCCASparky
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Portsmouth Bus Incident Several streets in Portsmouth have been blocked off after a report of a suspicious device on a bus.
Police said the incident involved a Greyhound bus that was en route from Portland, Maine, to New York. A 911 call was received at about 11:15 a.m. from someone on the bus reporting a possible suspicious device.
Police said the area around Hanover, High and Market streets was closed.
News 9 reported that 17 passengers were still on the bus, but the bus driver had left the bus. There have been reports of a possible hostage situation, but Portsmouth Capt. Mike Schwartz said he wasn't sure why the passengers hadn't left the bus.
A SWAT team was also at the scene, and several businesses in the area were evacuated. The FAA also instituted a 3-mile no-fly zone around the area.
(Excerpt) Read more at wmur.com ...
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The alarm was caused by the very presence of a white man in his 40’s, the driver had a visceral reaction in calling the bomb squad.
Are they waiting for a special invitation?
Why a 3 mile no fly zone? That’s seems like an over-reaction to a suspicious packag on a BUS.
Perhaps the passengers got a look at the hippies on the benches in Market Square and decided they were safer on the bus.
Like I said, if there’s gonna be an overabundance of mid-40’s white guys, it’s in New Hampshire...
Just reacting to the repression white males are facing from the MSM and the government.
Maybe that bus can fly?
At 1 p.m. Cpt. Schwartz said police have been talking with passengers on the bus but have not asked or directed anyone to stay on the bus, and that police are not calling the scene a hostage situation. "The call (from a passenger) to us was a concern based on an observation," said the captain. "We're making the situation as safe as possible."
At approximately 1:30 p.m. passengers exited the bus, walking up the middle of the street with their hands up.
Something is Up....
Who the hell would voluntarily stay on that bus??
Oh ... I bet it WAS the Magic School Bus!
Probably some damned foreigner from Maine, lots of loonies in Portland.
Do they refer to Portsmouth NH as “Pompey” like the Portsmouth in England?
LOL, not that I’ve ever heard. Although they do have more than their fair share of moonbat libs. Massholes refer to Portsmouth as a suburb of Boston, and the galling part about it is they’re right.
Indeed. It seems to me that incidents like this are happening much more often than they did under Bush. It's almost as if the public's collective thoughts are that it's just a matter of time before something really does happen.
Thanks for the link. One of the passengers appeared to be handcuffed.
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