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Man arrested in Oklahoma pipe bomb attempt
UPI ^ | Aug. 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM | UPI

Posted on 08/16/2011 7:06:41 AM PDT by PENANCE

Man arrested in Oklahoma pipe bomb attempt Published: Aug. 15, 2011 at 4:44 PM

OKEMAH, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma man has been arrested after authorities said he called 911 and reported he put a pipe bomb on a natural gas pipeline.

Daniel Wells Herriman, 40, of Konawa, was arrested Friday, the FBI said, The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman reported.

Special Agent in Charge James Finch said the bomb could have done extensive damage had it exploded on the Enerfin Resources natural gas line near Okemah.

"Thank goodness Mr. Herriman is not the greatest bomb-maker," Finch said.

The device, a 12-by-12-inch pipe bomb with gunpowder inside and a timing device, was discovered Wednesday by Enerfin employees on the pipeline, about 70 miles east of Oklahoma City, officials said.

Bomb technicians removed it and rendered it safe.

On Wednesday evening, Herriman called 911 and said he had placed the bomb on the pipeline, and a subsequent search of his house turned up bomb-making components similar to those found in the pipe bomb, Finch said.

Herriman, who has criminal record, was being held in Muskogee County jail and was to make his initial court appearance next week, The Oklahoman said.

He is not a current or former Enerfin Resources employee, FBI spokesman Clay Simmonds said.

Enogex, a subsidiary of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., operates the Enerfin Resources pipeline, and OG&E spokesman Brian Alford said the company had not received any threats.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/08/15/Man-arrested-in-Oklahoma-pipe-bomb-attempt/UPI-38681313441088/#ixzz1VCUgVIxU


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environmental; gas; media; oklahomapipeline; pipeline
I wonder why this story isn't all over the MSM? Could it be because he's NOT a "right-wing extremist"?
1 posted on 08/16/2011 7:06:50 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: PENANCE

Oklahoma is too far for those Amish Youths to travel in a horse and buggy. Could have been one of then Utah Utes. Or an angry middle aged white man in a white panel van.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 7:10:38 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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Herriman certainly sounds like a white guy’s name . . .


3 posted on 08/16/2011 7:13:13 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PENANCE

I confused by your headline. You are asking why something is not being reported while posting a UPI story about the very subject.


4 posted on 08/16/2011 7:14:52 AM PDT by svcw
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To: PENANCE

I confused by your headline. You are asking why something is not being reported while posting a UPI story about the very subject you say is not being reported.


5 posted on 08/16/2011 7:15:43 AM PDT by svcw (democrates are liars, its a given)
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To: PENANCE
The device, a 12-by-12-inch pipe bomb with gunpowder inside and a timing device...

Where on earth did this guy find pipe caps that big, or a 12" NPT threading die?

6 posted on 08/16/2011 7:16:17 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: PENANCE

UPI, ABC, CNN, Fox, Reuters, among others, all covered it. Perhaps the fact that it did not get more press suggests that it was not huge news. In a rare exercise of restraint the media failed to paint an angry white man as an extremist.


7 posted on 08/16/2011 7:18:52 AM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: Charles Martel

12” in diameter, and 12” tall? Yup, echoing what Charles Martel said, I have to wonder where he got the pipe and pipe caps that big. The purchase of that stuff by an individual would’ve made the police work very simple I’m sure.

Or, the reporter just got it wrong? After all, you can’t spell “stUPId” without “UPI”, right?


8 posted on 08/16/2011 7:21:04 AM PDT by TWohlford
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To: newheart
In a rare exercise of restraint the media failed to paint an angry white man as an extremist.

Probably because he is a far left, tree-hugging, environmental whacko, Obama supporter. Why else?

9 posted on 08/16/2011 7:24:28 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: Charles Martel

If you are assuming a 12 diameter threaded pipe, you are assuming details not actually described.

For example this could be a bundle of 1” PVC, or a dozen other things.


10 posted on 08/16/2011 7:24:30 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TWohlford; Charles Martel

From another source:

Herriman told investigators he manufactured the device at his residence and that the components used to construct it were still located there, including plastic pipes, what appeared to investigators to be black powder, a propane tank and batteries and wiring, the complaint says.

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2011/08/16/okla-man-due-in-court-for-natural-gas-pipeline-bomb/


11 posted on 08/16/2011 7:28:47 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: PENANCE
I wonder why this story isn't all over the MSM? Could it be because he's NOT a "right-wing extremist"?

He may turn out to be a garden-variety nutcase.

After Herriman’s arrest, his 73-year-old father told Reuters his son had been undergoing treatment for years for mental health problems, which had worsened recently.

“He said he’s been hearing voices for the last couple weeks,” Dan Herriman said. “He was trying to get back to the V.A. (Veteran’s Administration hospital).”

The suspect has been taking medication to treat his mental illness, Herriman said of his son.

“He goes up and down.”

The last time the state-run media pinned their hopes on a whack-job and tried to make him into a member of the Palin-for-President team, they got egg all over themselves. They may not want to go there this time.
12 posted on 08/16/2011 7:32:11 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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13 posted on 08/16/2011 7:34:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: PENANCE

Also, don’t forget the basic mission of the media these days: if the story doesn’t advance Obama or smear his opposition, it’s not news.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Charles Martel

Perhaps it was 2-1/2” pipe bombs zip tied into an X.


15 posted on 08/16/2011 7:46:33 AM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: Steely Tom

If he was being treated in a VA hospital, it’s kind of surprising that Obama and Incompetano didn’t try to use it to re-introduce the “dangerous right-wing veterans” mantra.

I guess they were too busy vacationing.


16 posted on 08/16/2011 8:09:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Herriman certainly sounds like a white guy’s name . . .
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in this case, it seems he’s not Amish.
but, converts often DON’T change their name now.
a white American i knew, wrote me from Saudi Arabia,
saying he wished he had not changed his name.
and that was several years ago.

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17 posted on 08/16/2011 8:19:32 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: thackney
Herriman told investigators he manufactured the device at his residence and that the components used to construct it were still located there, including plastic pipes...

IMO, you'd need one hell of a big PVC "pipe bomb" to harm a steel gas line. This, however, was most likely a hunk of (PVC) pipe 1/2" x 12". Some retarded reporter or editor removed the forward slash.

18 posted on 08/16/2011 8:37:29 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Vigilanteman

***Oklahoma is too far for those Amish Youths to travel in a horse and buggy.***

Never been around the Mazie OK area have you. Large REAL Menonite-Amish population there.


19 posted on 08/16/2011 8:46:42 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: PENANCE
I wonder why this story isn't all over the MSM?

Probably not to give ideas to those idiots out there.... i.e the liberal youth.

20 posted on 08/16/2011 9:00:43 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: Charles Martel

12 inch pipe threads are machine cut, IIRC.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 9:10:00 AM PDT by EN1 Sailor (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness)
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To: PENANCE

If he had been a member of the Tea Party this would be front page New York Times for a week... as is? Crickets.


22 posted on 08/16/2011 9:12:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: newheart

Have you EVER seen the ‘press’ paint a liberal as an extremist? White, black or any color? Never. At worst, if they’re dealing with a total monster ( who happens to be liberal) the press paints him as mentally ill.


23 posted on 08/16/2011 9:14:29 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: newheart
Every style book in every newspaper should deal with consistent ways of dealing with the news. If a bomb is put on a gas pipe it's dealt with: THIS WAY ( fill in the blank). Period. Not 'this way' if placed by a liberal and 'this way' if placed by a conservative.

Newspapers and the MSM are throwing away what little credibility they have left... and for nothing.

24 posted on 08/16/2011 9:16:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: Charles Martel

Construction site for a large commercial building, maybe?


25 posted on 08/16/2011 9:25:04 AM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: PENANCE

To prevent duplication, please do not alter the published title.


26 posted on 08/16/2011 9:51:52 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: Charles Martel

It may reference the propane tank size.


27 posted on 08/16/2011 11:39:06 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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