Skip to comments.McLean woman committed in Red Line bomb threat [DC Metro train]
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, Im going to destroy the office. At another point, Nasser said the woman said Im going to visit the tomb at Rockville station.
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Maryland "Freak State" PING!
As well you should.
Goodness, traffic was a nightmare as a result of this little episode! It makes you think.
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.
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.
Damn shame nobody beat her ass - trying to stop the attack, of course.
This was a “probe”,an exercise to determine how Metro and police authorities would react. Arrest her. Prosecute her. Jail her. Deport her.
Would making religious threats be considered a hate crime?
I guess not since she is of the ROP of which no evil may be said.