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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: bootless
WHAT collapsed building?

Tropicana hotel under construction in Atlantic City.

151 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:18 AM PST by mhking
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To: kjam22
Helen Thomas trick-or-treating early this year?
152 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:39 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Suspicious truck is being reported by MSNBC
153 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:41 AM PST by Ragirl
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To: Howlin
They are looking for a male and a female now...
154 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:46 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: theDentist
"What's significant about the Cannon House?"

It's where they keep the cannon?
155 posted on 10/30/2003 11:13:46 AM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: Dog
Pentagon is one solid building. I doubt if a truck bomb would do much damage to it.
156 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:04 AM PST by aristeides
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To: No Blue States
Woman apparently is a second suspect. Curiouser and curiouser.
157 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:04 AM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: Coop
Sorry, but FNC is a news lightweight. Brit Hume's show is the best in the business, Cavuto is good, but what else do they have? CNN kicks their butt in news quality and thoroughness. If CNN was balanced and included the conservative side of political issues, FNC's viewership would drop in half.
158 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:04 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (www.firemackbrown.com)
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To: I_love_weather
Oh, I hear.
159 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:11 AM PST by Howlin
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To: cars for sale
Can't be Boxer. They're looking for a woman.
160 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:12 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Another problem: Roads around Pentagon closed due to suspicious truck on 395...msnbc
161 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:30 AM PST by Merovingian
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To: Ragirl
Well if they were going to blow something up...or do some damage - I think they have missed their chance. The building is basically empty now.
162 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:45 AM PST by I_love_weather
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To: KantianBurke
My thoughts exactly - why wasn't he blasted as soon as he took off?

Probably congressmen "I'm too good to obey security" take off running all the time and if they shot a congressman they'd be sent up the river forever.

163 posted on 10/30/2003 11:14:45 AM PST by Naspino (I am in no way associated with the views expressed in my posts.)
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To: Howlin
Capitol Police spokeswoman: "Still investigating... Looking for TWO people, one male, one female."
164 posted on 10/30/2003 11:15:31 AM PST by mhking
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To: Merovingian
Truck cleared - parking lots open again.
165 posted on 10/30/2003 11:15:36 AM PST by meowmeow
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Capitol Police looking for a man and a woman. Maybe or may not be related to incident. May or may not be together.

Bag involved in investigation; being searched, identified.


166 posted on 10/30/2003 11:15:42 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: aristeides
Not with conventional explosives.
167 posted on 10/30/2003 11:15:42 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: michigander
Guess the D.C. guards have x-ray vision.
168 posted on 10/30/2003 11:15:45 AM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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To: Naspino
Probably congressmen "I'm too good to obey security" take off running all the time and if they shot a congressman they'd be sent up the river forever.

Or given a medal... depending on who they shot and who is in power at the time :)

169 posted on 10/30/2003 11:16:01 AM PST by kjam22
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To: Merovingian
"Roads around Pentagon closed due to suspicious truck on 395"

I wonder what makes a truck suspicious? A moving Truck like in the OK city bombing?

170 posted on 10/30/2003 11:16:13 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: 76834
Just in on Fox, police are looking for a second perp...

Where did this one come from?

Becki

171 posted on 10/30/2003 11:16:26 AM PST by Becki (Pray continually for our leaders and our troops!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

172 posted on 10/30/2003 11:16:48 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
now a man and woman...it could be Boxer and Hillary
the x=ray should determine who had the strap on on.
173 posted on 10/30/2003 11:16:52 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: mhking
ELFs? (ELves?)
174 posted on 10/30/2003 11:17:08 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: meowmeow
roger, thanks

"Revolver" is what is described as being seen in backpack..

Male and female entered bldg..
175 posted on 10/30/2003 11:17:12 AM PST by Merovingian
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To: kjam22
Mary Bono on MSNBC: "We were told to stay in our office and lock the doors. But about two minutes ago there was a lot of shouting in the hallway..."
176 posted on 10/30/2003 11:17:23 AM PST by mhking
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To: StriperSniper
Searching everybody leaving except members.(Mistake IMO)

Kinda like drug tests, they are good for everybody else EXCEPT them. Because they are PERFECT.


177 posted on 10/30/2003 11:17:52 AM PST by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
MSNBC reporting that security video of perp(s) exist and is being reviewed. It may or may not be released to public later.
178 posted on 10/30/2003 11:17:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: No Blue States
I 395 is in CT. You must mean I-95
179 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:03 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: Cincinatus
"...How the hell did he get through the metal detector?..."

Must have been TSA on the job.
180 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:09 AM PST by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: Becki
Just some infobabe on Fox.
Appears to be true at this time, male and a female.
181 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:21 AM PST by 76834
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To: TomGuy
I can tell this story is dead already. Like the guy that took pot shots at the UN and then threw flyers on the ground.
182 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:26 AM PST by Naspino (I am in no way associated with the views expressed in my posts.)
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To: mhking
does uncle ted have an office in there?
183 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:30 AM PST by petercooper (Proud member of the VRWC)
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To: No Blue States
I live in the DC area. There are two major roads that go by the Pentagon. One of the, Route 110, is restricted to non-commercial vehicles (aka. Vans and Trucks)...

If someone tries to drive a truck down that road they get pulled over.
184 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:39 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Gun Scare Closes House Office Building

By MARY DALRYMPLE
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person armed with a gun ran past a security checkpoint in a Capitol Hill office building, police said, triggering a lockdown and forcing the House to cease floor business.

"Someone with a gun made an unauthorized entrance into the Cannon Office Building," said Jessica Gissubel, spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police.

Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Administration Committee, said that at about 1:20 p.m. EST an individual went through the metal detector and put a bag that looked like a bookbag on the conveyor belt at the security checkpoint.

Ney said police saw an object that looked like a revolver in the bag, but before they could stop the suspect grabbed the bag and ran.

They pursued the suspect and lost the person, he said, and the building was evacuated, he said. Entrances to connecting office buildings, the Capitol and the Library of Congress were shut down.

Though the suspect was initially described as male, Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., later said it wasn't clear whether the suspect was a male or a female.

Howard Bauleke, chief of staff to Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan. Bauleke said the Capitol police came in and said they were looking for a man carrying a backpack.

Initially, Capitol police advised people to stay in their offices. A few minutes later, the building was evacuated. Staffers and congressmen poured out of the building, and dozens lingered on the building's steps.

Meanwhile, authorities closed roads and a bus stop near the Pentagon Thursday while they investigated a suspicious truck parked nearby, military spokesman said.

185 posted on 10/30/2003 11:18:59 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough (American-American.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

186 posted on 10/30/2003 11:19:32 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: No Blue States
I wonder what makes a truck suspicious?

The driver was clean-shaven, using his turn signals and driving the speed limit.

187 posted on 10/30/2003 11:19:35 AM PST by rabidralph (The president is setting this economy back to 1984 levels! *giggle*)
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To: camle
DC suburbs of Alexandria and Arlington have an I395 as well. I think there are a couple of more along the eastern seaboard as well, fyi.
188 posted on 10/30/2003 11:20:00 AM PST by witnesstothefall
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To: camle
There's a few I-395's. LOL!! It has to do with what major Interstate they connect too.

Anyway, there's a I-395 that runs right into DC. And the Pentagon is right next to it.
189 posted on 10/30/2003 11:20:11 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: nuffsenuff
thanks for the info, makes perfect sense.
190 posted on 10/30/2003 11:20:14 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: No Blue States
I wonder what makes a truck suspicious? A moving Truck like in the OK city bombing?

Police noticed the "U-Haul-type" truck parked under an Interstate 395 overpass at about 12:45 p.m., said Pentagon spokesman Glenn Flood.

link

191 posted on 10/30/2003 11:20:17 AM PST by show me state
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To: FreedomCalls
They're looking for this guy?

I do believe he's a mite taller than 5'3", so probably not him.

192 posted on 10/30/2003 11:20:58 AM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: Howlin
The CNN gal asked this Congressman to dicribe exactly what procedures they go through in regard to secuirty when they ariive at the building

Hey, nothing like telling world how to get into the building

193 posted on 10/30/2003 11:21:02 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: camle
There's an I-395 in Virginia/DC also. I know, because I live right off it.
194 posted on 10/30/2003 11:21:14 AM PST by jpl
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To: camle
There are many 395s off of I-95, around cities...
195 posted on 10/30/2003 11:21:29 AM PST by dakine
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To: witnesstothefall; nuffsenuff
sorry. my bad.
196 posted on 10/30/2003 11:21:58 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: Howlin
Anyone seen the Toddler and his sidekick Fred today? Hmmm??
197 posted on 10/30/2003 11:21:58 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: camle
Three-digit Interstate routes have a leading digit with the last two digits being the mainline route that it supplements, so I-x95 routes would have routes such as the ones in Virginia, I-195, I-295, I-395 and I-495. I-664 is an I-x64 route. An odd-number leading digit signifies a spur route off a mainline route (examples are I-195 and I-564). An even-number leading digit signifies a loop around a city (examples are I-295 and I-495), or a branch route through a city (an example is I-264). Three-digit Interstate route numbers can duplicate, but not in the same state.
198 posted on 10/30/2003 11:22:28 AM PST by Cooter
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To: LurkedLongEnough
Ney said police saw an object that looked like a revolver in the bag, but before they could stop the suspect grabbed the bag and ran.

Not saying this is the case but it would be a classic diversion.
Stay vigilant.

199 posted on 10/30/2003 11:22:28 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: rabidralph
lol!
That would be VERY suspicious..

* And all of his tires were good and mudflaps working, clean air was coming from his exaust pipes.
200 posted on 10/30/2003 11:22:30 AM PST by No Blue States
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