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DC-Cannon House Bldg on lockdown-MSNBC [Update: gun was plastic]
MSNBC | 10/30/03 | MSNBC

Posted on 10/30/2003 10:38:23 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat

Searching for a lone gunman


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: cannonbldg; halloween; oswald; toygun
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To: Dog
There really is no excuse for this guy getting into the building...

Time to fire some people
101 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:06 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: OldFriend; Mo1
They just made a loudspeaker announcement near the collapsed building to get people away from the collapsed building.....they are afraid the rest of the building will collapse..
102 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:15 AM PST by Dog
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To: mhking

Police:Gunman Enters U.S. Capitol's Cannon Office Building

Police: Man Carries Gun In Backpack

UPDATED: 1:49 p.m. EST October 30, 2003

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol police are searching the Cannon Office Building for a man they believe brought a gun into the building.

Capitol staffers have been told to lock their offices. The building is under a lockdown.

Police said the man managed to get through security with a .38 snubnose handgun with a white handle. The gun was apparently in a backpack.

He's described as a white man who is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has brown hair, and was wearing black pants, a black jacket and a white shirt. He's in his early 20s and was carrying a black and gray bookbag.

The Cannon Office Building is linked to two other office buildings through underground tunnels. Security has increased at those buildings as well.

Anyone with information about the man should call (202) 224-5151.


Police said the man managed to get through security with a .38 snubnose handgun with a white handle. The gun was apparently in a backpack.

That's one hell of a description of a gun that was in a pbackpack eh?

103 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:26 AM PST by michigander
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To: mhking
what are you talking about, Fox has Brian Wilson on it
104 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:29 AM PST by petercooper (Proud member of the VRWC)
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To: I_love_weather
Fox is live now and has been on and off

You must be watching the wrong channel.
105 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:31 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: Dog
Thanks for the update
106 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:47 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: mhking
I guess I don't get it. I don't see anything more frightening about a guy with a gun in a Congressional office building than in any other office building.

Yeah, find him and arrest him...but I don't know that it calls for a national panic.

But, I forgot: we are in LOCKDOWN mentality, so I guess I better hide under the covers until it's safe.

107 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:57 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Man with a gun is a woman, per CNN.
108 posted on 10/30/2003 11:06:57 AM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: I_love_weather
Truck being searched near the Pentagon...
109 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:02 AM PST by Dog
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To: Diddle E. Squat
A she per CNN
110 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:02 AM PST by Nexus
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To: Dog
Quote "They just made a loudspeaker announcement near the collapsed building to get people away from the collapsed building.....they are afraid the rest of the building will collapse..
"

Wrong thread...
111 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:07 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: Diddle E. Squat
CNN reporting it was a woman dressed as a man.
112 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:09 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: michigander
Security videotape?
113 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:18 AM PST by aristeides
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To: hoosierboy
Lone gunman?

They're looking for this guy?


114 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:26 AM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: michigander
Apparently someone saw the gun in the bag while they were going through it, then he grabbed the bag and ran.
115 posted on 10/30/2003 11:07:55 AM PST by wimpycat
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To: witnesstothefall
Would explain the size and weight.
116 posted on 10/30/2003 11:08:00 AM PST by aristeides
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To: All
Barbara Mikulski!
117 posted on 10/30/2003 11:08:44 AM PST by byteback
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To: EternalVigilance
This is probably completely irrelevent, but in the wee hours last night there were helicopters flying incessantly in the Capitol Hill area.

And no, I don't know if they were black. ;-)

But they were up there doing something, no joke.

Maybe this is why W is in Crawford until Sunday?

Becki

118 posted on 10/30/2003 11:08:47 AM PST by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: michigander
He's described as a white man who is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds

I guess it was permissable to print his race after he was determined to not be a minority. Of course he'll end up being an arab guy.

119 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:11 AM PST by Naspino (I am in no way associated with the views expressed in my posts.)
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To: byteback
Boxer....4ft 8 and 140 pounds..........hehe
120 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:23 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: petercooper
what are you talking about, Fox has Brian Wilson on it

FNC was not live with the impromptu presser that two congressmen made moments ago -- CNN & MSNBC were live though. They were late to the story to begin with, thanks to their "committed" coverage to the Laci Peterson trial (as if that was the most important thing going on in the world). They've been woefully inadequate on their coverage of the California fires.

FNC is not doing much to instill confidence in their operation over the past few weeks.

121 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:37 AM PST by mhking
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To: aristeides
Looking for second suspect now...Fox News
122 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:41 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: B Knotts
I guess I don't get it. I don't see anything more frightening about a guy with a gun in a Congressional office building than in any other office building.

I know, this nut could track down any congressman on the street

123 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:44 AM PST by petercooper (Proud member of the VRWC)
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To: witnesstothefall
Man with a gun is a woman, per CNN.

Is Janet Reno still tall?
124 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:47 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: mhking
Rep. Bob Ney (R), Nevada is the one on the right.
125 posted on 10/30/2003 11:09:47 AM PST by Howlin
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To: I_love_weather
Possibly a second suspect. No description.
126 posted on 10/30/2003 11:10:01 AM PST by per loin
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To: byteback
130, not 230
127 posted on 10/30/2003 11:10:06 AM PST by petercooper (Proud member of the VRWC)
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To: Becki
Just in on Fox, police are looking for a second perp...
128 posted on 10/30/2003 11:10:06 AM PST by 76834
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To: michigander
sombody saw it?
129 posted on 10/30/2003 11:10:14 AM PST by TLI (...........ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA..........)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
They let a guy with a gun just run through the House security checkpoint without putting a round or two in his ass?
130 posted on 10/30/2003 11:10:33 AM PST by jpl
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To: Dog
Whoa - I missed something. WHAT collapsed building?
131 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:03 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: areafiftyone
I hate it when anything happens that gives MSNBC the chance to give Clint van Zandt airtime. The man is a creep. A former expert on everything FBIjerkoffassholecreep
132 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:08 AM PST by YaYa123 (@That's My Story, And I'm Sticking To It.com)
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To: petercooper
I was just mainly objecting to the "Fox News is no good because they don't have wall-to-wall live coverage of this story" jabbering that was going on.
133 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:09 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: jpl
My thoughts exactly - why wasn't he blasted as soon as he took off?
134 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:14 AM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: No Blue States
Man with a gun is a woman, per CNN.

Hillary's jilted lover?

135 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:30 AM PST by kjam22
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To: jpl
Maybe they were in on it.
They could have chased and tackled him.
WTF do they think their job is?
136 posted on 10/30/2003 11:11:50 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: Dog
Never mind - saw the correction. (whew!)
137 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:00 AM PST by bootless (Never Forget)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Who does he want to shoot?
138 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:17 AM PST by arasina
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To: mhking
pMSNBC and CNN do believe the Scott/Laci Peterson
story is the most important story of the year or hell,decade. Know why ??????????????????????????????

the unborn baby is why..baby Conner,was he real or better stated,a murder ?

that's why.
139 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:24 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: Dog
Where are you getting info on a suspicious truck by the Pentagon?
140 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:24 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: FreedomCalls
They're looking for this guy?

Naaaa...one of these:


141 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:35 AM PST by mhking
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Don't worry!
Washington's Strict Gun Control Laws will Stop this Madman!

NOT!


142 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:35 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: bootless
in Altantic City at the Tropicana Casino.
143 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:39 AM PST by Dog
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To: jpl
Apparently they were doing important stuff, like checking out the secretaries legs, and couldnt be bothered.
144 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:48 AM PST by 76834
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To: bootless
Parking structure in Atlantic City.

Tropicana Atlantic City 5-story garage collapses

145 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:48 AM PST by Cooter
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To: Diddle E. Squat
PC female security overpowered by 5' 3' 140 lb white male.
146 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:50 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (CCCP = clinton, chiraq, chretien, and putin = stalin wannabes)
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To: 76834
Cap Police now saying...

They believe it is a revolver...

They believe there is a white female also in the building...20-25 age
147 posted on 10/30/2003 11:12:54 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: wimpycat
Ah. Thanks.

UPDATED: 2:07 p.m. EST October 30, 2003

Early reports say the man had the gun in a backpack.. Sources say at least one security guard saw the gun as it passed through metal detectors, but the man still managed to pick up his backpack and ran off.

Police are conducting a systematic search, floor by floor. Meanwhile, Capitol staffers have been told to lock their offices. The building is under a lockdown. People are allowed to leave the building, but they are being searched as they leave. No one is allowed to enter the building.


148 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:05 AM PST by michigander
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
NBC station in Philly....
149 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:15 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dog
White female, 20 to 25, long brown hair to her shoulders, carrying a handbag.
150 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:17 AM PST by Howlin
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