Skip to comments.Standoff in NH city after bus bomb threat
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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Must be some crazy Tea Party nutter. /sarc
“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. “
More local details here:
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?
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?!?!?!?
“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.”
A Tea Partier named Mohamhead Achmed Raghed.
Pray for America
Ah...Middle Eastern blend of tea!
Under President Bush we’d have a terrorist threat every year or so, under The Won it’s every few hours!! WTF?!!
LOCAL NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS:
(Note: Includes photos, video)
Thank you for the bump Sacajaweau
>Pray for America<
Please Lord give it a spine.
Well he was wearing camouflage pants after all.
Is it still going on? WMUR is showing Entertainment Tonight so the crisis must be over.
Does he have a beard?
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.
Note: Video included.
“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.”
I did a bunch of searches and didn’t find your thread.
Sorry about that.
I’ll add your thread as a link.
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.
“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.”
Thank you Holly.
on a Maine-to-New York Greyhound busThe question on my mind is, is he wearing his Obama campaign t-shirt? Thanks Cindy.
“clad in camoflauge” or “camoflauge pants” — that’s it for a description, no name, no further except it’s a male.
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.
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.
Note: Video included.
“Bus standoff continues in N.H.; Passengers safe”
May 6, 2010 7:48pm
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.
This site has different details:
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.
Interesting immigration and customs are there - did this bus originate from Canada?
Yes, see post 10.
I’m watching the link.
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.”
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.
I agree there must be something there worth discussing, but I don’t speculate.
That is the only thing I have been able to come up so far.
Time will tell, sooner or later.
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.
“Standoff on Bangor-to-NYC bus after bomb threat”
5/6/10 | 13 comments
By Kathy McCormack, The Associated Press
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 wouldnt give details.”
Has anyone seen Dennis Hopper today? Hmmm....
Dennis Hopper is not well... last I read he has weeks left.
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
from their site, 3 minutes ago
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