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Gunman on Texas A&M campus apprehended, 'multiple people' shot: report
NY Post ^ | 8-13-12 | Associated Progressives

Posted on 08/13/2012 11:36:46 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat

Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station.

College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn't know the extent of the injuries.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; caffall; collegestation; eviction; fastandfurious; obamanomics; shooting; tamu; texas; texasam; university
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1 posted on 08/13/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: RKBA Democrat

I sent this to Drudge a few minutes ago and he still doesn’t have it up.


2 posted on 08/13/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Prayers up for the victims.


3 posted on 08/13/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

How close to its campus?


4 posted on 08/13/2012 11:39:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Just what we don’t need right now. Wish Judge Bean was around....hang him up boys, that is right after the trial.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I saw a post on this come past on my FB page but no info, it looked like the alert sent out to students. Prayers up for everyone.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: RKBA Democrat

http://emergency.tamu.edu/


7 posted on 08/13/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: RKBA Democrat
"A referendum in favor of concealed carry failed at Texas A&M-College Station by 57% to 43%."

campusreform.org: March 8, 2011

8 posted on 08/13/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Multiple people shot, gunman captured near Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University says a shooter has been taken into custody near its campus in College Station.

College Station police spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton tells CNN multiple people have been shot, including law enforcement, but she doesn’t know the extent of the injuries. Multiple calls to Seaton’s cellphone from The Associated Press have gone straight to voicemail.

The university issued an alert on its website just before 12:30 p.m. Monday warning of an active shooter near the campus football stadium, Kyle Field. The warning tells residents and students to avoid the area.

Seaton says the shooting happened within a block or two of campus sometime before 12:45 p.m. She says police have one suspect in custody.

College Station lies about 90 miles northwest of Houston.

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Gunman-taken-into-custody-on-Texas-A—M-campus-166005716.html


9 posted on 08/13/2012 11:42:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

About right. In some instances, you’ll see stories posted here 1-2 days before drudge.

Still not up last I checked.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: AppyPappy

The Eagle, the student newspaper, reports that the incident appears to have started on Fidelity Street near George Bush Dr., not far from the A&M Former Student’s Association building.

Other media reports say the shooter apparently had barricaded himself into a building.


11 posted on 08/13/2012 11:44:35 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: RKBA Democrat
"Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin' We're finally on our own Last Summer I heard the Drummin' Four dead in Ohio..."

Scenarios seared into or national consciousness, along tragically with the "righteous and helpless."
12 posted on 08/13/2012 11:44:57 AM PDT by golux
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To: RKBA Democrat

That’s why I always check this site first. ;-) We’re WAY ahead of most.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 11:45:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: RKBA Democrat

College Station government spokesman told KHOU-TV that “multiple casualties” were involved. NBC News couldn’t immediately confirm widespread reports that at least two police officers were among the wounded.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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Suspect in Custody, Shooting Near Highland and Fidelity Streets in College Station

News 3 crew on the scene has confirmed that more than one law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near Fidelity Street in College Station.

A spokesperson for the College Station Police Department says there are no confirmed fatalities at this point.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 11:48:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: AppyPappy

“Seaton says the shooting happened within a block or two of campus sometime before 12:45 p.m. She says police have one suspect in custody.”


16 posted on 08/13/2012 11:49:15 AM PDT by funfan
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To: RKBA Democrat

WFAA

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Updated today at 1:44 PM

COLLEGE STATION - Multiple people, including at least one officer, were reported injured in a shooting near the Texas A&M University campus Monday afternoon.

Police said the suspect, who was taken into custody, was firing shots from a house near the campus across from football stadium Kyle Field. The identity and conditions of those injured are not yet known.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 11:49:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

KCEN-TV is reporting six people were shot, including two police officers.

http://www.kcentv.com/story/19265043/texas-am-shooter-taken-into-custody


18 posted on 08/13/2012 11:49:59 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

You ever notice that these shooting sprees almost always happen where open/concealed carry is banned? Just a thought.


19 posted on 08/13/2012 11:51:10 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Mouton

Linkage to the Tea Party or Sarah Palin by the media in 3...2....1


20 posted on 08/13/2012 11:52:35 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Shooting Near Texas A&M Reportedly Downs Two Officers

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/08/shooting-near-texas-m-reportedly-downs-two-officers/55716/

Update (2:35 p.m. EDT): The local NBC affiliate KCEN reports six people were shot, including two police officers.

Update (2:15 p.m. EDT): Spokeswoman Rhonda Seaton, of the College Station police department, which responded to the shooting, tells CNN that there are “multiple” injuries, but she couldn’t yet say how many. She said the shooting happened “within a block or two” of campus.

Original: The early reports of a gunman near the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, outside of Houston, say a shooter, now in custody, appeared to be firing from a house with automatic weapons, hitting at least two police. The local station KBTX reported that “scanner traffic indicates that at least two officers are down.” We’ll keep the news updated as reporters arrive on the scene. The shooting, of course, comes on the heels of the mass shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple on Aug. 5, and the massacre at a Colorado movie theater on July 20. This shooting took place off campus. Police told CNN they issued a “Code Maroon” out of precaution.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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reading on some A&M message boards that this was an eviction notice or warrant being served by a constable and that the constable was shot and the guy barricaded himself into the house and started shooting ....


22 posted on 08/13/2012 11:53:26 AM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: 3Fingas

Oh yeah. Most everyone at FR has noticed. TX has a statewide ban on OC, and I don’t think CC is permitted on universities...for those who wish to pay the steep TX self-defense tax.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 11:53:26 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Conflicting reports at TexAgs

Some posts there that no one was killed.

24 posted on 08/13/2012 11:53:26 AM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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To: 3Fingas

Since this happened in Texas, if the shooter killed anyone, he will certainly get the needle. There is no reluctance here to use the death penalty.


25 posted on 08/13/2012 11:54:18 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: JaguarXKE

No, they’ll try and find a way to link it to Paul Ryan.

I have to check with my sister. Brother in law works on campus.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by stratman1969
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To: deport

Suspect in Custody, Shooting Near Highland and Fidelity Streets in College Station1:31 PM Update:

Watch the Live Stream (when available)

CSPD will be holding a press conference momentarily regarding the shooting near Fidelity Street in College Station.

According to CSPD, a suspect has been taken into custody and the scene is reportedly under control and there is no longer a danger to the public.

We have multiple crews on the scene and will continue to bring you more details as they become available.

1:16 PM Update:

News 3 crew on the scene has confirmed that more than one law enforcement officer has been shot in an incident near Fidelity Street in College Station.

A spokesperson for the College Station Police Department says there are no confirmed fatalities at this point.

The scene is reportedly under control and there is no longer a danger to the public.

We have crews on the scene and will continue to bring you updates online and on air as we learn them.


Update from the City of College Station

12:55 p.m.

According to CSPD, the active shooter has been contained. Multiple casualties are involved, but there is no confirmation yet on the identity of any, or whether or not any are members of local law enforcement agencies.

College Station Police continue to work the area of Fidelity Street to ensure there aren’t any additional suspects involved.


Update: Police have shooter in custody.

News 3 is en-route to an officer involved shooting in College Station.

Reports via police scanner say it’s near Fidelity and Highland streets.

It appears that the shooter is shooting from a house with automatic weapons.

Scanner traffic indicates that at least two officers are down.
Details are limited at this time.

We have a crew headed to the scene and we will have more on this as details are made available.

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Shooting-in-Progress-Near-Welborn-and-Fidelity-Streets-in-College-Station-166000226.html


27 posted on 08/13/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by deport
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appeared to be firing from a house with automatic weapons,
Yeah sure.
28 posted on 08/13/2012 11:56:12 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: kcvl
appeared to be firing from a house with automatic weapons,
Yeah sure.
29 posted on 08/13/2012 11:56:27 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Is this a new shooting?
It’s hard to keep up with these lately.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 11:56:48 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: RKBA Democrat

Open carry of rifles, shotguns and other long arms is legal without a permit in Texas. Just not pistols.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: 3Fingas

Yes...unfortunately they did away with the electric chair. Whenever one of those events was scheduled, up in Fort Worth we used to turn off a few lights just in case they needed some extra juice.


32 posted on 08/13/2012 11:57:19 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RKBA Democrat

The obvious target is the guns, but an even scarier result would be the ability of police to detain an individual on another’s word that they are crazy. Can guarantee you that yet again someone reported the perpetrator was nuts and “nothing was done”.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 11:57:19 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: RKBA Democrat
From the Noo Yawk Daily News:

Texas A&M is the sixth biggest university in the country and the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

BUSH'S FAULT!!!

34 posted on 08/13/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Spktyr

“Open carry of rifles, shotguns and other long arms is legal without a permit in Texas. Just not pistols”

I stand corrected. However, very few people I know are willing to shlepp a rifle or shotgun around town.


35 posted on 08/13/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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“...automatic weapons...”

THOSE THINGS again? OMG!


36 posted on 08/13/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Spktyr

...but come to think of it, not a bad idea in those few states where OC of handguns is banned...


37 posted on 08/13/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: RKBA Democrat

An interesting quirk of the law is that if you legally own or possess a Class III full auto weapon or other NFA-restricted arm, you may also carry that as if it were a non Class III. So it’s completely legal to stroll down a main street in Texas with a real M-16 slung over your back.

If you have a CCW and a legal machine pistol or submachine gun, you can conceal and carry that as well.


38 posted on 08/13/2012 12:03:06 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Old Sarge

GWB’s presidential library is at SMU, not TA&M


39 posted on 08/13/2012 12:03:14 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: RKBA Democrat

My husband is currently on a road trip from California to take my son to A&M for his freshman year.

Glad this happened before he got there. I’d be a nervous wreck, especially because I was in a famous business shooting (Richard Farley at ESL).


40 posted on 08/13/2012 12:03:52 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: RKBA Democrat

Depends on the municipality. If you try to open carry a long-gun (rifle) in any of the bigger cities in Texas, you will probably be arrested for disturbing the peace. In small town Texas, I am sure they can do it with fewer problems.


41 posted on 08/13/2012 12:04:34 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: RKBA Democrat

This was never “on” campus and took place in a residential neighborhood about two blocks south of campus!


42 posted on 08/13/2012 12:05:37 PM PDT by TexanByBirth (Free Republic: where they may agree with the message, but they love to shoot the messenger!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
We’re WAY ahead of most.<<

well let me give your the future 1st reports from the MSM then!.......

A reliable anonymous source meeting with correspondents from ABC...CBS....NBC...MSNBC has confirmed the shooter was somehow connected to the “Tea Party”.....”Sarah Palin” and “Mitt Romney”

43 posted on 08/13/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: RKBA Democrat

We’re working on open carry of handguns. Keep in mind progress is going to be slow as our legislature is part time and only meets every other year for a short time. In addition, a strategy of incrementalism is required to get these reforms through. We do have unrestricted permitless concealed carry in personal vehicles as of two sessions ago, BTW.


44 posted on 08/13/2012 12:05:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: 3Fingas

“If you try to open carry a long-gun (rifle) in any of the bigger cities in Texas, you will probably be arrested for disturbing the peace.”

Interesting.


45 posted on 08/13/2012 12:06:29 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: luckystarmom

One of two officers shot during an incident on Fidelity Street in College Station has died, according to several sources.

Fidelity Street, College Station Texas
The incident appears to have unfolded about 12:15 p.m. at a house in the historical district of the city close to George Bush Drive. The Eagle’s police scanner early on picked up dispatchers saying that two officers were wounded. Initial reports state one was a constable.

Authorities confirmed that the suspect was in custody; it wasn’t clear if gunfire was exchanged. The person apparently was barricaded in a home for a short period.

http://www.theeagle.com/article/20120813/BC0101/120819835/1148&slId=1


46 posted on 08/13/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by thestob (Vote or P. Diddy will kill you)
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To: 3Fingas

The only one that I am aware of that will do it is San Antonio. Houston has been hammered with lawsuits for doing that in the past so they won’t. You can do it on Main Street in Dallas and I understand as long as it’s not near the state capital or the UT clock tower you can do it in Austin.

You will, however, be stopped by the police and asked what your business is. However, if you are not wanted and you are not actively threatening others (no carrying it at port arms) they will let you go.


47 posted on 08/13/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I wonder if this “crazed gunman” has any links to neuroscience programs....


48 posted on 08/13/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: RKBA Democrat

A & M is the last place I would start shooting I’m suprised no one in “The Corps” picked him off.


49 posted on 08/13/2012 12:08:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: dblshot

Aren’t all weapons automatic as long as you keep pulling the trigger? /sar

What is going on with all these shootings lately? Somethin’ happening here......just ain’t exactly clear....


50 posted on 08/13/2012 12:10:52 PM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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