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
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.
Probably the Amish are angry because Holder is prosecuting them for selling fresh milk.
Was it a squirt gun or an Umbrella?
Oh please...NOT ANOTHER VICTIM OBAMA story.
It’s Vesey Street, if we’re being picky.
“Unless Urkel was riding in a convertible, why exactly would a sane man do this?”
To boost Obama’s polling numbers?
Create victim sympathy?
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.
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.
Another good reason to stay far away! ! ! ! ! !
Lets see the photos.
I thought the very same thing as well.
Was it a squirt gun or an Umbrella?
NO, he was Amish.......
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.
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.
Makes no sense.
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.
May not make sense, but it happened.
The nuts move first - and make the sane follow.
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.
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.
“The Amish wear black hats.”
Not the Reformed Amish. They wear blue.
Expect another barrage of hate against the First and Second Amendments
History is being revised as we speak.
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.