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McLean woman committed in Red Line bomb threat [DC Metro train]
Wapo ^ | 06/13/11 | Dr. Gridlock

Posted on 06/13/2011 1:06:43 PM PDT by freespirited

A woman who allegedly made a bomb threat aboard a Red Line train Monday morning has been transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation, a Metro official said.

Metro and emergency officials said there was no evidence that there was an explosive device, but the threat shut down rail service at Rockville Station. The station reopened about 9:45 a.m., according to reports from Metro.

Trains were temporarily stopped between Shady Grove and Grosvenor. Shuttle bus service was established to transport passengers. Dan Stessel, a Metro spokesman, said a passenger made “a claim of a bomb threat” around 7:30 a.m. at Rockville Station. Passengers were evacuated, and Metro Transit Police were summoned.

“At this point we have no evidence of an explosive device at Rockville,” Stessel said.

Passengers who were on the train described a chaotic scene.

Tarek Nasser, a commuter, said the woman who allegedly caused the disturbance boarded the train at Shady Grove. The woman dropped to her knees and appeared to start praying. Later, the woman, who wore a hijab, began ranting about Muslim Americans on a cellphone, Nasser said.

Nasser recounted that the woman said, “‘I’m going to destroy the office.’” At another point, Nasser said the woman said “‘I’m going to visit the tomb at Rockville station.’”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bombthreat; dcmetro; islam; jihad; muslims; redline
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1 posted on 06/13/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited
I have to take the Red Line every day. I worry more on it than on any other mode of transport I use.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 06/13/2011 1:13:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: freespirited; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...
So why should we keep letting these Amish immigrate to this country?

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

3 posted on 06/13/2011 1:17:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obamao makes like Blagojevich to Richard/Bill Daley.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

As well you should.

Goodness, traffic was a nightmare as a result of this little episode! It makes you think.

4 posted on 06/13/2011 1:20:22 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: freespirited

Reading the entire article, I rather doubt she is crazy although that is her ticket to avoid any unpleasant consequences. Throwing the backpack while exiting the train was a nice touch. She ruined folk’s day and elivated BPs.

5 posted on 06/13/2011 1:23:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

I ride the Red Line every day - I can understand completely while people would panic. High profile mass transit in Washington DC = potential jihadist target.

This wasn’t mental illness - more like a “dry run” or just otherwise messing with people like those freaking “flying imams” a couple of years ago.

6 posted on 06/13/2011 1:44:23 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: rockvillem

Damn shame nobody beat her ass - trying to stop the attack, of course.

7 posted on 06/13/2011 1:57:26 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: freespirited
This harpy need to be punished in the same fashion as in her turd world country. . . . 75 lashes.
8 posted on 06/13/2011 2:05:37 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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This was a “probe”,an exercise to determine how Metro and police authorities would react. Arrest her. Prosecute her. Jail her. Deport her.

9 posted on 06/13/2011 5:16:59 PM PDT by Godwin1
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We have to get to paragraph 13 to learn the offender—described in headline as a “MCLEAN woman”—was in fact a hijab-wearing foreign Muslim. Guess all the real reporters were at work reading Palin’s e-mails.
10 posted on 06/13/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: JimSEA

Would making religious threats be considered a hate crime?

11 posted on 06/18/2011 8:01:56 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

I guess not since she is of the ROP of which no evil may be said.

12 posted on 06/18/2011 8:09:27 PM PDT by JimSEA
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