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Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat
(AP) via Google ^ | May 6, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 05/06/2010 4:29:02 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET - quote: Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat By KATHY McCORMACK (AP) – 45 minutes ago

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Authorities remained in a standoff with a man on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus Thursday, hours after a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device on board. The other 16 passengers and the driver safely got off the bus, which was parked in downtown Portsmouth, surrounded by a bomb squad and sharpshooters, including one in an armored vehicle.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Front Page News; US: New Hampshire; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: africa; blackmale; bomb; bombthreat; burundi; bus; camopants; city; furtivewhiteguy; greyhound; maine; malesuspect; newhampshire; newyork; nh; ny; shirtless; standoff; threat
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1 posted on 05/06/2010 4:29:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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Photos here:

http://www.necn.com/05/06/10/Viewer-photos-Dramatic-images-of-Portsmo/landing_newengland.html?blockID=229999&feedID=4206


2 posted on 05/06/2010 4:29:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Damn Teabaggers!


3 posted on 05/06/2010 4:31:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Cindy

Must be some crazy Tea Party nutter. /sarc


4 posted on 05/06/2010 4:31:33 PM PDT by library user
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Previously...

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2010/05/06/portsmouth_police_investigate_bomb_threat_on_bus/

“17 on board bus after bomb threat in Portsmouth”

By Kathy McCormack
Associated Press Writer / May 6, 2010

SNIPPET: “PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—Authorities say 17 people are on board a Greyhound bus being blocked by police and fire officials in downtown Portsmouth after a report of a suspicious device being found on board.

Portsmouth Police Capt. Mike Schwartz said someone on the bus made a 911 call and reported an explosive device after they arrived in Portsmouth. “


5 posted on 05/06/2010 4:32:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

More local details here:

http://www.wmur.com/news/23474961/detail.html


6 posted on 05/06/2010 4:33:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Cindy

Per the link, there were 17 hostages on the bus. The would-be bus bomber released 16 of the hostages. So, my question is this: since 16 eye witnesses have seen the would-be bomber up close and personal, why is there no description of him?


7 posted on 05/06/2010 4:33:44 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: Cindy

I bet it was one of those militant Amish yoots! Those Pennsylvania Deutsch sure have gotten radicalized in the last few years! What’s up with that?!?!?!?


8 posted on 05/06/2010 4:34:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: lonevoice
Per the link, there were 17 hostages on the bus. The would-be bus bomber released 16 of the hostages. So, my question is this: since 16 eye witnesses have seen the would-be bomber up close and personal, why is there no description of him? Oh Oh here we go again..?????
9 posted on 05/06/2010 4:36:26 PM PDT by ColdOne
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http://www.seacoastonline.com/

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100506-NEWS-100509891

“Hanover Street cleared; robotic devices sent to inspect bus during bomb scare”

SNIPPET: “PORTSMOUTH — More than 7 hours after police were called to Hanover Street for a report of a possible bomb on a Greyhound bus, passengers began being released to family members following interviews by local police, while one passenger remained aboard the bus at the scene.

Shortly after 7 p.m., a female — swarmed by the media — was released by city police after being debriefed at the Junkins Avenue station where she was reportedly picked up by her father.”

SNIPPET: “Sixteen other passengers walked away from the bus two hours after the initial call, with their hands in the air, down the middle of Hanover Street, flanked by SWAT team members.

“We certainly would like him to get off the bus,” said Schwartz of the man that remained on board.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. Thursday, police and firefighters responded to the area of the High-Hanover parking garage, where they surrounded a Greyhound bus while watching a subject inside. Shortly afterwards emergency responders began evacuating nearby businesses.”

SNIPPET: “According to Schwartz, police had not recovered any type of device from the bus.”


10 posted on 05/06/2010 4:37:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

A Tea Partier named Mohamhead Achmed Raghed.

Pray for America


11 posted on 05/06/2010 4:38:25 PM PDT by bray (Keep the communism, I want Freedom!)
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To: Cindy

btt


12 posted on 05/06/2010 4:39:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: bray
A Tea Partier named Mohamhead Achmed Raghed.

Ah...Middle Eastern blend of tea!

13 posted on 05/06/2010 4:40:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Cindy

Under President Bush we’d have a terrorist threat every year or so, under The Won it’s every few hours!! WTF?!!


14 posted on 05/06/2010 4:40:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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LOCAL NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS:

http://www.wmur.com/index.html

(Note: Includes photos, video)


15 posted on 05/06/2010 4:41:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Sacajaweau

Thank you for the bump Sacajaweau


16 posted on 05/06/2010 4:41:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: bray

>Pray for America<

.
Please Lord give it a spine.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 4:42:00 PM PDT by 353FMG (Islam -- America's road to destruction.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well he was wearing camouflage pants after all.
Is it still going on? WMUR is showing Entertainment Tonight so the crisis must be over.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 4:43:06 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You don't have to be ignorant to be a Democrat...but if you are...so what?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

19 posted on 05/06/2010 4:43:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Cindy

Does he have a beard?


20 posted on 05/06/2010 4:44:29 PM PDT by bergmeid (Fumigate Washington NOW)
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To: Cindy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508100/posts

I’ve been following this story through out the day and it’s been very odd. On and off they’ve had a 3 mile airspace restriction, they kept all the passengers on the bus for two hours before letting all except the one person off. The last one has been on the bus for probably 5 hours. One news story states that one of the streets has been cleared, yet most state that he is still on the bus.

Still don’t know if it is a true threat or not.


21 posted on 05/06/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT by HollyB
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Note: Video included.

#

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO141565/

“Police questioning man after bomb scare on NH bus”

Posted: Today at 6:30 pm EDT

“Portsmouth PD interviewing bus passengers”

SNIPPET: “PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — One passenger is reportedly still on board a Greyhound bus in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as police are investigating a bomb scare on Thursday afternoon.

Officials are talking to one man wearing camouflage pants that remains on the bus.”


22 posted on 05/06/2010 4:46:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: HollyB

Thanks Holly.

I did a bunch of searches and didn’t find your thread.

Sorry about that.

I’ll add your thread as a link.


23 posted on 05/06/2010 4:47:42 PM PDT by Cindy
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Related link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2508100/posts


24 posted on 05/06/2010 4:48:22 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

That’s ok, I’m glad you posted your thread on the front page so it’s easily accessible. If you find out more info, keep us informed. You’re really good finding info. I’ll look around as well.


25 posted on 05/06/2010 4:51:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Bus+standoff%3A+Bomb+disposal+robots%2C+threat+detection%2C+sni

http://www.unionleader.com/?x=1

“Bus standoff: Bomb disposal robots, threat detection, snipers deployed”

SNIPPET: “Updated, 6:28 p.m. Authorities remain in a standoff with a camo-clad man on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus hours after a passenger called 911 to report an explosive device on board.”


26 posted on 05/06/2010 4:52:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: HollyB

Thank you Holly.


27 posted on 05/06/2010 4:53:47 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound bus
The question on my mind is, is he wearing his Obama campaign t-shirt? Thanks Cindy.
28 posted on 05/06/2010 4:56:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

“clad in camoflauge” or “camoflauge pants” — that’s it for a description, no name, no further except it’s a male.


29 posted on 05/06/2010 4:57:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: HollyB; Cindy

Now that I’ve read both threads and the links and tried to figure out what’s going on...I still haven’t a clue. So, the standoff has been going on for something over 6 hours and there’s still no info about who or what this lone camo pants-wearing goober on the bus is about? Something very very odd about all this.


30 posted on 05/06/2010 4:58:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 
 
Ugh. That's no exaggeration either.
 
 
 
Bloomberg news conference calling for the banning of guns in 5....4....3....2....
 
 

31 posted on 05/06/2010 4:58:22 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: lonevoice

It’s not odd.

First you take off the passengers.
You make sure they aren’t suspects and/or a handler.
It’s a time consuming process.

The robots have been sent to the area of the bus to look around.

Now the discussion is going on with the suspect.


32 posted on 05/06/2010 5:03:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: lonevoice
Uh oh, ...lone camo pants-wearing goober... sounds alot like how the media describes Tea Partiers. I bet they are praying that this guy is white.
33 posted on 05/06/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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Note: Video included.

http://www.necn.com/05/06/10/Bus-standoff-continues-in-NH-Passengers-/landing_newengland.html?blockID=230234&feedID=4206

“Bus standoff continues in N.H.; Passengers safe”
May 6, 2010 7:48pm


34 posted on 05/06/2010 5:05:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; Admin Moderator

Cindy, this story still seems quite peculiar to me. The initial 911 call came in at, what 11:40AM? I could be wrong, but it seems to me that these types of situations don’t usually go on for the 8 or 9 hours this one’s already been in progress. Does anyone know if the airspace is still being controlled? I’d like to ask the admin moderator to move the thread to Breaking News in case there are any FReepers closer to the scene who might be getting current information. Of course this could turn out to be not much. But, the fact that it’s been in a stand off since this morning and no one’s giving a description of the would-be bomber sure makes it suspicious.


35 posted on 05/06/2010 5:09:30 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: Cindy

This site has different details:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20100506-NEWS-100509891
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City police were joined by other local, state and federal agencies including Exeter and Hampton police, the Seacoast Emergency Response Team (SERT), a K-9 unit from Dover, the N.H. State Police bomb disposal unit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), immigration and customs officials and the FBI. An armored vehicle was called in from Rye.
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Interesting immigration and customs are there - did this bus originate from Canada?


36 posted on 05/06/2010 5:11:01 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: lonevoice

It’s typical.


37 posted on 05/06/2010 5:11:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: libertarian27

Yes, see post 10.
I’m watching the link.


38 posted on 05/06/2010 5:12:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: libertarian27

I don’t know if it came from Canada.

It’s not uncommon for those units to be there.

SNIPPET from SeaCoastOnline.com:

“Police Chief Lou Ferland said police had received information that there may be a subject on the bus with a bomb.”


39 posted on 05/06/2010 5:14:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

If everyone is off the bus except the perp, perhaps he is strapped with explosives or something. They wouldn’t hold out this long with a lone perp. More here than meets the eye.


40 posted on 05/06/2010 5:20:05 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perilous time in our world.)
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To: MarineMom613

I agree there must be something there worth discussing, but I don’t speculate.


41 posted on 05/06/2010 5:23:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MarineMom613

That is the only thing I have been able to come up so far.


42 posted on 05/06/2010 5:24:14 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Time will tell, sooner or later.


43 posted on 05/06/2010 5:26:23 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perilous time in our world.)
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To: MarineMom613

I agree. The only thing that’s making me think it’s probably not terrorist-related is the fact that the perp let 16 hostages off the bus a few hours after the 9-1-1 call. I’m thinking a terrorist bomber doesn’t release hostages.


44 posted on 05/06/2010 5:27:19 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/142785.html

“Standoff on Bangor-to-NYC bus after bomb threat”

5/6/10 | 13 comments
By Kathy McCormack, The Associated Press
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. —

SNIPPET: “Police kept the curious at a distance and gave little information of what was happening on the bus. They said they established a way to communicate with the remaining passenger but wouldn’t give details.”


45 posted on 05/06/2010 5:30:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Has anyone seen Dennis Hopper today? Hmmm....


46 posted on 05/06/2010 5:30:59 PM PDT by comps4spice (hey, hey, ho, ho, the political class has got to go)
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To: comps4spice

Dennis Hopper is not well... last I read he has weeks left.


47 posted on 05/06/2010 5:38:40 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Cindy

Saw a twitter report from WMUR tv that said: “A man has walked out of the bus at the center of the standoff in Portsmouth.

This was about 4 or so minutes ago, but I haven’t seen anything else yet


48 posted on 05/06/2010 5:41:26 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thanks...

from their site, 3 minutes ago

http://www.wmur.com/index.html


49 posted on 05/06/2010 5:46:21 PM PDT by Cindy
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from WMUR:

Quote:

Man Walks Out Of Bus In Portsmouth Standoff
A man has emerged from a bus that has been the center of a standoff in Portsmouth for nine hours. More | Video | Live Video | Images From Scene


50 posted on 05/06/2010 5:47:18 PM PDT by Cindy
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