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Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle
Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13

Posted on 08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle.

The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody.

The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....

(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: anwar; bus; busshooting; duckworth; martin; martinanwarduckworth; seattle; shooting; wa; war; washington
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Another great benefit of urban transportation....
1 posted on 08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Another great benefit of urban transportation a very liberal government and population ....
2 posted on 08/12/2013 9:38:46 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Baynative

WA state ping.


3 posted on 08/12/2013 9:39:07 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why would they shoot a bus driver just because he was a metrosexual?


4 posted on 08/12/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Looks like she’s more or less just transcribing the police blotter. A worthwhile detail of why anybody thinks the shooting happened is notably absent.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 9:42:14 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Strangely I don't seem to recall the "Ralph gets shot by a junkie with a racial chip on his shoulder" episode of The Honeymooners


6 posted on 08/12/2013 9:44:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

Watched it from my window.

The ambulance with the perp took its time pulling away; either he’s not hurt that bad or he’s dead. I’m thinking the latter, they put several rounds in him.

Who knows why he tried to take out the bus driver. Could have been a domestic dispute, or he just flipped. We have some strange people on our buses out here.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 9:44:40 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

My bus ride was uneventful. But looneys usually aren’t headed to Bellevue.


8 posted on 08/12/2013 9:49:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I have “enjoyed” hundreds of bus rides here in Pittsburgh. Let me tell you, weirdos/creeps ride these buses too.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy; Uncle Miltie
"An initial report said the suspect tried to hijack the bus. Footage from Chopper 7 showed several bullet holes in the window near the bus driver. The suspect, 25, was shot at Second Avenue and Seneca Street and taken into custody. Police were also investigating a possible attempted carjacking on Second Avenue connected to the bus incident."

Weirdos. We has them.

10 posted on 08/12/2013 9:50:58 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Where do these thugs find the ammo?


11 posted on 08/12/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
An initial report said the suspect tried to hijack the bus.

Like the Monty Python skit where the hijacker pulls out a gun and says "I demand you take this bus directly to Cuba!"


12 posted on 08/12/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dogbert41
Where do these thugs find the ammo?

Good question. It's expensive and scarce! We bought some 5.56 yesterday and we were limited to three boxes.

13 posted on 08/12/2013 10:05:15 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Who knows why he tried to take out the bus driver

Could be as simple as the bus driver asking the perp to pay the fare.

I've read that the bus drivers in the immigrant parts of Paris don't even ask for fares anymore. It's not worth risking a violent response. So everybody rides for free.

14 posted on 08/12/2013 10:52:57 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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All of this over say $1 and change?

“...One witness told KOMO Radio that the suspect was disputing with the driver of Metro Route 27 about the fare, then pulled out a gun and opened fire at the driver. The driver was hit multiple times...”

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Metro-bus-driver-shot-in-downtown-Seattle-police-shoot-suspect-219273481.html

15 posted on 08/12/2013 11:00:41 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357
Route 27: Can you guess the nature of the neighborhoods?


16 posted on 08/12/2013 11:21:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Sadly when you look at that map and see the names Martin Luther King, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, it becomes self-explanatory.


17 posted on 08/12/2013 11:24:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Miltie

The noontime crowd at that intersection is sketchy... full of panhandlers and just flat weird folks. At 9:00 it’s usually just commuters.

Just wait, someone will blame the elimination of the ride free area for this (if it hasn’t already happened.)


18 posted on 08/12/2013 11:25:14 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

19 posted on 08/12/2013 11:40:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: llevrok

Yep.


20 posted on 08/12/2013 12:01:28 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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