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One Dead After Explosive Device Detonated Outside Club (stalker blows up in Barboursville, WV)
WSAZ ^ | 5/22/10

Posted on 05/23/2010 5:52:03 AM PDT by Libloather

One Dead After Explosive Device Detonated Outside Club
The incident happened outside of Cactus Joe's in the 6000 block of the Route 60 near Barboursville.
Posted: 7:04 AM May 22, 2010
Reporter: WSAZ News Staff

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A troubled stalker, on an explosive mission.

That's how the co-owner of Cactus Joe's Bar describes the person who detonated an explosive device outside of her establishment early Saturday morning; killing himself, but clearly had the intentions of killing others.

Co-owner Kathy McComas says that the 45-year-old man responsible was banned from her bar, because he came there to stalk his ex-wife.

The explosion, which happened around 3a.m., shut down Route 60, and put the lives of dozens of families at risk. Homes in the area of the bar were also evacuated.

Co-owner Kathy McComas said the man banned from the bar, was there wearing a disguise, and had a bomb in his pocket.

Investigators say the death toll could have been much higher. They discovered several more live suspicious devices outside the bar.

The name of the man has not been released.

UPDATE: 5/22/10 @ 3:04 p.m. -- Route 60 is back open in the area near Cactus Joe's Bar in Barboursville.

It was closed for several hours after an explosive device went off outside the club Saturday morning.

Sheriff' Tom McComas says one person died as a result of that explosion.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: bomb; dead; explosive; stalker
Cactus Joe's Bar

Stay away from the bean burritos?

The name of the man has not been released.

Call him Poof, Smoke, Goner, Idiot but just don't call him tomorrow.

1 posted on 05/23/2010 5:52:04 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I love a story with a happy ending.


2 posted on 05/23/2010 5:55:36 AM PDT by MIlle
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To: Libloather

And this week’s Darwin Award goes to...


3 posted on 05/23/2010 6:01:31 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Libloather

Where’s “hold muh beer” alert?


4 posted on 05/23/2010 6:03:49 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: Libloather

So this bomber is a “stalker”?

What is so special about his name that they won’t release it?


5 posted on 05/23/2010 6:08:40 AM PDT by CPOSharky (What outrage will the administration foist upon We the People that will be the last straw?)
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To: CPOSharky
What is so special about his name that they won’t release it?

The Amish Mafia controls the media.

6 posted on 05/23/2010 6:21:31 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Libloather

a perfect example of being hoisted on his own petard.


7 posted on 05/23/2010 6:21:37 AM PDT by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: CPOSharky

He was banned because the patrons were getting tired of his drunken rants about his days with the Taliban.


8 posted on 05/23/2010 6:27:55 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: martin_fierro

Several live suspicious devices.....?


9 posted on 05/23/2010 6:28:34 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Libloather
Sounds like he blowed up real good.
10 posted on 05/23/2010 6:29:31 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (My new Red County house is done! Click my name for the last ConstructionCam shot.)
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To: Squantos

Those “suspicious devices” were made according to the same instructions that guy in NY used.
The one he wore? Those instructions he found on the internet.


11 posted on 05/23/2010 6:38:27 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: MIlle

“I love a story with a happy ending.”

The happy endings for me include NOT having to use taxpayers money and time in court.


12 posted on 05/23/2010 8:14:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: freeangel

On the bright side..

He didn’t take anyone out with him.


13 posted on 05/23/2010 8:24:38 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative ("I would rather be hated and be a pain in their side than hated and act classy".. me)
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To: IceAge

Noooooo such critter as a “live” suspicious device was my point.

It’s either a suspect device or an IED period.

Stay safe !!, Hope yer well !


14 posted on 05/23/2010 8:40:07 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Love your tag line

Must be Rule #44


15 posted on 05/23/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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