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Palm Beach Fire Rescue investigating reports of white powder at PBIA
Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/7/2014 | Hannah Winston

Posted on 04/07/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by Cementjungle

Palm Beach Fire Rescue is investigating reports of white powder found at Palm Beach International Airport.

Crews were called to the scene just after 10 a.m.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story


TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airport; flour; powder; terrorism
Not many details, but I'm guessing Justin Bieber is in town.
1 posted on 04/07/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Or somebody knocked over a bottle of talcum powder.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cementjungle

They have to ask what white powder is in south Florida??


3 posted on 04/07/2014 7:45:41 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Cementjungle

Rare to see report of White Power anywhere in the U.S. these days...oh...wait...

lol


4 posted on 04/07/2014 7:47:08 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Cementjungle

Snort................yep, it was coke...............


5 posted on 04/07/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Cementjungle

sand.....most likely...


6 posted on 04/07/2014 7:52:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: kingattax

ping


7 posted on 04/07/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Cementjungle

An “unidentified powder” event is pricey. You must call out guys with the right suits and sometimes guys with a portable PCR and microbio lab.

Hope it’s just powdered wallboard or something. There is probably some reason to suspect trouble, a note, phone call, some clue.


8 posted on 04/07/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

We know it’s not anthrax. Anthrax ain’t white.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 8:03:20 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: Cementjungle

Suspect was seeing crawling away wearing only a diaper searching for his mommy.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 8:05:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: null and void

Pink, tan, brownish - that would get my attention. But chances are you’d never see it because if someone could make the agent, they’d probably find an efficient way to aerosolize and disseminate it.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 8:07:27 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: SargeK

Cinnamon colored, or so I’m told.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 8:08:37 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: null and void

Could be depending on the growth medium and how cleanly precipitated. Not white anyway.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 8:13:56 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: Cementjungle
With just a few pounds of talcum powder or baking powder, I could probably shut down the entire USSA. An ounce or so sent to post offices & air ports in ten cities a day for a week or so would probably do the job.
Zero tolerance and fear will someday work to the advantage of a determined foe.
14 posted on 04/07/2014 8:17:49 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: null and void

Opsec!


15 posted on 04/07/2014 8:19:48 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: SargeK

I believe (and I’m hardly an expert here!) that my only slightly more expert source (a trained first responder) was referring to properly weaponized anthrax: purified, micronized, and surfactant coated for the best possible aerosol dispersion.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: DBrow

It’s not exactly a secret.


17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT by null and void (I don't mind getting older, but I hate wearing out!)
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To: null and void

It’s enough of a secret that numbskulls still use white powder.

I suppose it could be ricin or lyophilized variola.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Cementjungle

UPDATE: The white powder that sent a hazardous material team to Palm Beach International Airport was deemed non-hazardous, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 8:59:46 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

White powder means white power. RAAAAAAAAAAAACIST talc!


20 posted on 04/07/2014 10:53:44 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: cardinal4

That was going to be my first question.

Was it in lines on a coffee table somewhere?


21 posted on 04/07/2014 10:54:36 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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