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Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero
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Posted on 05/05/2011 12:17:21 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero

Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 2:56 PM Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2011, 3:02 PM Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger By Kelly Heyboer/ The Star-Ledger

NEW YORK — Authorities apprehended a man who witnesses say may have pulled a gun out of a backpack as President Barack Obama's motorcade passed today in New York.

The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s, was wearing a backpack. New York Police Department officers and Secret Service agents shouted, "Get down, get down," and tackled the man at the corner of Church and Vessey Streets in lower Manhattan.

Obama had just left the World Trade Center site and his motorcade was turning from Vessey Street to Church Street when the incident occurred in front of the Church Street Station Post Office.

The man was taken into the post office as dozens of officers from various organizations arrived to assist.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agitprop; conspiracy; deathofosama; orwelliannightmare; osamabinladen; photoops; stalinisttactics; theobamashow
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1 posted on 05/05/2011 12:17:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: All

Since he didn’t get the hoped bounce from Bin Laden, look for more of these stories....


2 posted on 05/05/2011 12:20:08 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Sub-Driver
The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s...

Another crazed Swede, no doubt.

3 posted on 05/05/2011 12:20:49 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It just has to be a result of the Bush’s Abu Ghraib photos. < sarc


4 posted on 05/05/2011 12:21:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sub-Driver
Never bring a handgun to this:

5 posted on 05/05/2011 12:21:52 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: Sub-Driver

A Biden supporter.


6 posted on 05/05/2011 12:22:49 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Sub-Driver

I sent this to drudge @ 3:12 pm eastern time


7 posted on 05/05/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: tsowellfan

Whaddup?? The Amish wear black hats.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 12:23:06 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Sub-Driver
The man was taken into the post office

Let me guess, they were trying to see if he matched any of the mug shots on the wall.......

9 posted on 05/05/2011 12:23:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: Sub-Driver

Odd headline considering the whole OBL “may” have had.....


10 posted on 05/05/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Mr.Unique

Unless Urkel was riding in a convertible, why exactly would a sane man do this?


11 posted on 05/05/2011 12:23:59 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Sub-Driver

Probably reaching for a bottle of water.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 12:24:23 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: mewykwistmas

I don’t know.
How can he perform - he can’t even see!


13 posted on 05/05/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s impossible. I thought hand guns weren’t allowed in NYC. I guess it’s OK as long as he didn’t try to light a cigarette or eat a tasty snack. Bloomberg would have been all over him like a Happy Meal. ;-)


14 posted on 05/05/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver

A gun against the presidential motorcade?

What? Obama is not going to stick his head out (of the sunroof).


15 posted on 05/05/2011 12:26:23 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Maverick68

Ground Zero is a fortress on a regular work day. I highly doubt anyone is stupid enough to pull a stunt like that today. I call BS


16 posted on 05/05/2011 12:26:29 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver
The man, who wore a blue hat, had dark curly hair and appeared to be in his 20s, was wearing a backpack.

Tourist Guy's younger brother?

17 posted on 05/05/2011 12:27:53 PM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Maverick68

By the time Maddow is on they will paint this man so broadly that he will by then have an AK 47 and be a tea party racist.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 12:28:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Maverick68

My thought exactly...welcome to Obama theater. In the end I bet this ‘guy’ is purely fictional or got whacked for no reason.


19 posted on 05/05/2011 12:28:10 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh brother.. I HOPE not!! Think what a sacred cow, ‘God on Earth’ will be made of “O” if something like THAT happens.

It is too sickening to think about... then, there is Biden.... H%ll-I’ll be up all night worring, now


20 posted on 05/05/2011 12:28:22 PM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: jersey117

I do figure he is a huge target. As much as I don’t like Obama, I would not want a muzzie terrorist to kill him.

I’d prefer to just vote him out of office.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 12:28:22 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 05/05/2011 12:28:47 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: downtownconservative
Whaddup?? The Amish wear black hats.

Probably the Amish are angry because Holder is prosecuting them for selling fresh milk.

23 posted on 05/05/2011 12:29:35 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Sub-Driver

Was it a squirt gun or an Umbrella?


24 posted on 05/05/2011 12:29:48 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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25 posted on 05/05/2011 12:30:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Maverick68

Oh please...NOT ANOTHER VICTIM OBAMA story.

Effing MSM.


26 posted on 05/05/2011 12:30:35 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: lonevoice

27 posted on 05/05/2011 12:31:50 PM PDT by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s Vesey Street, if we’re being picky.


28 posted on 05/05/2011 12:32:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: RobRoy

“Unless Urkel was riding in a convertible, why exactly would a sane man do this?”

To boost Obama’s polling numbers?
Create victim sympathy?


29 posted on 05/05/2011 12:32:31 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: luckystarmom

Not going to happen. Ground Zero is the safest place on earth today. They closed all the streets in downtown Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan to all traffic, they closed the PATH train line that goes to the WTC stop, they have police barricades that people can get through only after screening. Similar to what they do on New Years Eve at Times Square. They have SWAT teams everywhere.


30 posted on 05/05/2011 12:33:02 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: mewykwistmas

Barney Fife in a ski mask. How do I know this? It says so on the front of his uniform: ‘POLICE ATF’. The ATF NEEDS to be disbanded!!! BTW I think a HG would be OK. The ATF isn’t known for its ability to shoot straight.


31 posted on 05/05/2011 12:33:04 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: grobdriver
"he can’t even see!"

Another good reason to stay far away! ! ! ! ! !

32 posted on 05/05/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Thank You Seal Team 6 for giving the permanent water nap to One Eyed UBL.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lets see the photos.


33 posted on 05/05/2011 12:33:23 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said.)
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To: Maverick68
Since he didn’t get the hoped bounce from Bin Laden, look for more of these stories....

I thought the very same thing as well.

34 posted on 05/05/2011 12:33:50 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver

Was it a squirt gun or an Umbrella?


35 posted on 05/05/2011 12:34:21 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Mr.Unique

NO, he was Amish.......


37 posted on 05/05/2011 12:38:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

Last line of report:

“Two photographers, from the New York Daily News and the Associated Press, snapped photos of the man as he was taken down. They went into the post office with police to show them the photos.”

Methinks those photos will never be released.


38 posted on 05/05/2011 12:38:23 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

That was stupid. That Limo is heavily armored. You would need at least a LAW rocket, probably more than one in order to accomplish THAT mission. A gun? Might as well bring a slingshot.


39 posted on 05/05/2011 12:42:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.hermancain.com/index.asp)
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To: RobRoy

Makes no sense.


40 posted on 05/05/2011 12:43:39 PM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.hermancain.com/index.asp)
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To: Grunthor

The only effective weapon against 0bama is bacon.

And moslems don’t really use that.

If you really want to stop Omoslem, have a Christian, Buddhist, or Athiest serve him crispy bacon. He’ll flee, sprint into the wall and knock himself out.


41 posted on 05/05/2011 12:47:06 PM PDT by LyinLibs (Waterboarding caught Omoslem's buddy OBL)
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To: Grunthor

May not make sense, but it happened.
The nuts move first - and make the sane follow.


42 posted on 05/05/2011 12:47:57 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: SMARTY

Actually I think there are quite a few Jihadist wackos out there who view him as a Muslim Apostate and would love to take a shot at him now that he’s killed off their patron saint.


43 posted on 05/05/2011 12:48:24 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: grumpygresh
"A Biden supporter"
44 posted on 05/05/2011 12:50:56 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Sub-Driver

The most interesting and pertinent fact that seems to have been completely omitted from the story was whether or not the police and secret service agents, who tackled the man immediately, recovered a gun or weapon of any kind.

I would think that a curious and inquiring reader of the story would want to know that little factual tidbit.


45 posted on 05/05/2011 12:51:01 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: downtownconservative

“The Amish wear black hats.”

Not the Reformed Amish. They wear blue.


46 posted on 05/05/2011 12:51:01 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Expect another barrage of hate against the First and Second Amendments


47 posted on 05/05/2011 12:51:01 PM PDT by Spok
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To: VRWCmember

See #38.

History is being revised as we speak.


48 posted on 05/05/2011 12:52:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: Maverick68

They screwed up though, you are supposed to let them shoot first, so it seems there was a real danger.

If the gun doesn’t go off, you don’t get respect — see for example Gerald Ford, who had two botched assasination attempts against him, and never got credit for surviving them.


49 posted on 05/05/2011 12:54:01 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ctdonath2

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/05/2011-05-05_suspicious_man_tackled_by_nypd_cops_secret_service_close_to_president_obamas_vis.html


50 posted on 05/05/2011 12:55:23 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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