Skip to comments.Witnesses say man may have pulled gun as Obama motorcade passed near Ground Zero
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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Since he didn’t get the hoped bounce from Bin Laden, look for more of these stories....
Another crazed Swede, no doubt.
It just has to be a result of the Bush’s Abu Ghraib photos. < sarc
A Biden supporter.
I sent this to drudge @ 3:12 pm eastern time
Whaddup?? The Amish wear black hats.
Let me guess, they were trying to see if he matched any of the mug shots on the wall.......
Odd headline considering the whole OBL “may” have had.....
Unless Urkel was riding in a convertible, why exactly would a sane man do this?
Probably reaching for a bottle of water.
I don’t know.
How can he perform - he can’t even see!
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. ;-)
A gun against the presidential motorcade?
What? Obama is not going to stick his head out (of the sunroof).
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
Tourist Guy's younger brother?
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.
My thought exactly...welcome to Obama theater. In the end I bet this ‘guy’ is purely fictional or got whacked for no reason.
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
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