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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: Mo1
I guess they are afraid they might hurt someone

Guess that's not part of the job description.

251 posted on 10/30/2003 11:34:58 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Maynard G. Krebbs
It's too bad this had to happen right now. It's just giving the national evening news an excuse to not lead with the 7.2% economic growth story.
252 posted on 10/30/2003 11:35:11 AM PST by July 4th
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Live on MSNBC - looking for a 5' 3" 130 lb man brown haired with suspected 38 caliber gun, avoided security in chase, is believed loose in bldg.

It was probably a 6' 2" Arab with a beard wearing a turban and leading a camel, but that would be insensitive so they changed the description to a short white guy.

253 posted on 10/30/2003 11:35:28 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: wimpycat
Hope it isn't one of the pink ladies--met up with them while holding up an I Support our Troops and our President sign in front of the White House this earlier this year! Those people are truly strange. Give new meaning to the term, 'steel magnolias'.
254 posted on 10/30/2003 11:35:38 AM PST by Republic
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To: TexKat
>Staffers and congressmen poured out of the building, and dozens lingered on the building's steps.

I'm sure cops took steps
so the perps couldn't sneak out
with the "staffers," right?!

255 posted on 10/30/2003 11:35:55 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: mhking
Um.. I395 North runs into I295.

They intersect IN Anacostia. Trust me. I've driven the route numerous times. My wife used to work at PGC Hospital.
256 posted on 10/30/2003 11:36:35 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: July 4th
It's too bad this had to happen right now. It's just giving the national evening news an excuse to not lead with the 7.2% economic growth story.

Now I really, really wanna know where Daschle is...

257 posted on 10/30/2003 11:36:46 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mhking
Doesn't 295 meet 395 right over the Anacostia river, I drove that route for 5 years when working at the the Pentagon...
258 posted on 10/30/2003 11:37:29 AM PST by dakine
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To: theFIRMbss
I'm sure cops took steps so the perps couldn't sneak out with the "staffers," right?!

Officer Barbie from South Park?

259 posted on 10/30/2003 11:37:38 AM PST by hankbrown
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To: nuffsenuff
Um.. I395 North runs into I295.

I-395 turns north through the tunnels under the mall and ends at NY Ave. northwest of Union Station. I used to drive that route every day (worked in Alexandria, lived in NW DC).

260 posted on 10/30/2003 11:37:52 AM PST by mhking
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To: dakine
Yes it does. Mhking doesn't know what he's talking about.
261 posted on 10/30/2003 11:38:20 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: hankbrown
>Officer Barbie from South Park?


262 posted on 10/30/2003 11:38:46 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: vox humana
When I visited DC, the security female were so fat they would not been able to catch a person with one leg.
263 posted on 10/30/2003 11:38:50 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (CCCP = clinton, chiraq, chretien, and putin = stalin wannabes)
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To: TheGrimReaper
LOL
264 posted on 10/30/2003 11:38:51 AM PST by abigailsmybaby
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To: theFIRMbss
I'm sure cops took steps so the perps couldn't sneak out with the "staffers," right?!

I'll give you a little time to think about it.

265 posted on 10/30/2003 11:39:27 AM PST by TexKat
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To: nuffsenuff; mhking; dakine
alright already!! I yam ever SOOOOO Sorry I bought up the I-305 thing. willyez EVER forgive me?????!!!;-)
266 posted on 10/30/2003 11:39:56 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: Mo1
Or offend someone.
267 posted on 10/30/2003 11:40:12 AM PST by abigailsmybaby
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To: mhking
That's US Route 1.

You weren't paying attention to the signs.

268 posted on 10/30/2003 11:40:13 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Republic
Hope it isn't one of the pink ladies--met up with them while holding up an I Support our Troops and our President sign in front of the White House this earlier this year! Yeah, that Rizzo is a total bee-atch!
269 posted on 10/30/2003 11:40:33 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: nuffsenuff
You going to argue all day about if a stupid road goes thru DC.....
270 posted on 10/30/2003 11:40:49 AM PST by Dog
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To: camle
per Fox, 2 suspects in custody with toy gun
271 posted on 10/30/2003 11:40:56 AM PST by Cooter
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To: mewzilla
FNC is reporting that the 2 people were found

And it was a TOY GUN!
272 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:03 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: Diddle E. Squat



Brian Wilson: 2 suspects taken into custody. A toy gun found on one of them. They were apprehended on 5th floor of Cannon Office building.
273 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:25 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: camle
lol!

glad i only have I-35 and I-20 here!
what a maze that map looked like.
274 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:27 AM PST by No Blue States
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To: OXENinFLA
Was there a shooting or just a kid waving a 'toy' gun around?

Well - it looks like you have the 'toy' part right. Congrats!

275 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:34 AM PST by TomServo ("Yes, I will take money from my dad's wallet and send it to Soupy Sales.")
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To: Republic
Hope it isn't one of the pink ladies--...

Because then the T-birds are going to show up and there's going to be a rumble!

276 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:36 AM PST by retrokitten
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To: Dog
Until there are further developments on the gunman... probably. I'm bored.
277 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:38 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: nuffsenuff
Fox just reported that they got em......
278 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:41 AM PST by 76834
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To: Cooter
Toy gun. Must have been a 5' 3" 130 pound 9-year-old.
279 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:41 AM PST by July 4th
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To: nuffsenuff
From http://www.aaroadtrips.com/district_of_columbia.html about I-395:
Interstate 395 is the original route of Interstate 95; it was created when Interstate 95 was moved to the Capital Beltway when the northern section was canceled. Interstate 395 is the main freeway connection to the government district. The highway carries six to eight lanes with a two lane reversal HOV-2 roadway within the median. Interstate 395 serves the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, while passing underneath the U.S. Capital area and National Mall in central Washington. The highway ends unceremoniously as U.S. 1 and 50 at New York Avenue.
From the same site regarding I-295:
Known as the Anacostia Freeway (because of the river it parallels), Interstate 295 provides an alternate to the eastern portion of the Capital Beltway. The freeway overall is four lanes, with many slip ramps serving communities in southeastern Washington. The designation ends at the junction of the Southeast Freeway and D.C. 295. The Interstate designation does not continue northward do to the non-Interstate standard conditions that exist for the highway there.

The route was planned to cross the Anacostia River and continue northward to the never-built Interstate 95. Patr of this route was proposed to be constructed as late as 1998, as part of the Barney Circle Freeway. However, the Barney Circle Freeway and bridge was dropped due to vehement opposition, so now Interstate 295 ends at the Southeast Freeway/Pennsylvania Avenue overpass. District of Columbia 295 begins at this point and continues north toward the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

I've studied the roads there pretty damn extensively, back when I lived there. I know where they go.
280 posted on 10/30/2003 11:41:51 AM PST by mhking
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To: mewzilla
Steven Emerson was just on MSNBC. According to his description, there are two guards stationed at each entrance, at the machines. If the perp runs, there's no extra guard past the screening station, to block or pursue.
281 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:07 AM PST by browardchad
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To: Cooter
OH WOW!!! THIS IS VER SERIES. HUGH!!!

ALL YOU TOY GUN ARE BELONG TO US!!!

(now that the all-clear has sounded, let me be the first!)
282 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:12 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: Dog
I'll bet you any amount it was college students pulling the same BS that the idiot with the box cutters did
283 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:17 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: nuffsenuff
They got them...
284 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:18 AM PST by Dog
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To: nuffsenuff
Mhking doesn't know what he's talking about.

Prove it.

285 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:29 AM PST by mhking
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To: Mo1
Brian Wison is saying that it appears to be over... says his information is that the two suspects are in custody.
286 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:31 AM PST by Darlin' ("Americans do not turn away from duties because they are hard...." GWB, 26 Feb 2003)
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To: camle
Do you know that there are I-495s that goes around cities?
287 posted on 10/30/2003 11:42:43 AM PST by dakine
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To: Dog
CNN: They've "been located."

Dead or alive????

288 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:00 AM PST by mhking
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To: Mo1
slap some "toy" handcuffs on them and throw them in a "toy" jail cell with some "toy" rapists
289 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:05 AM PST by petercooper (Proud member of the VRWC)
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To: mhking
Way to hit back.......nail him with a map.....:-)
290 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:19 AM PST by Dog
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To: arasina
TOY GUN...heard on police radio
291 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:31 AM PST by Merovingian
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To: Darlin'
Supposedly with a toy gun. Found them on fifth floor.
292 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:37 AM PST by browardchad
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To: 76834
So they were only armed and inside the building for an hour and a half before they were located?
293 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:39 AM PST by per loin
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To: Diddle E. Squat


Swat Team taking this very seriously.

FoxNews commentator speculates whether this (perps testing security) was some type of a dry-run.
294 posted on 10/30/2003 11:43:57 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Darlin'
I heard .. with a Toy Gun

Why would anyone risk going to jail

Except to try and embarass the Home land security department???
295 posted on 10/30/2003 11:44:10 AM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: No Blue States
I-35 and I-20, must be DFW. Don't forget I-35E, I-35W, I-820, I-635, ...
296 posted on 10/30/2003 11:44:22 AM PST by Cooter
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To: dakine
AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

There's an I-495 in MASS that connects I-270 (which begins life as I-395) with I-95 just south of the ME border.

I really dont wanna know anymore x95's!!! please

banging head on wall babbling incoherently...
297 posted on 10/30/2003 11:44:58 AM PST by camle (no fool like a damned fool)
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To: browardchad
its a total joke. I travel over various NYC bridges and tunnels every day. there is no security, just a single car with a flashing light that sits there at the "checkpoint".
298 posted on 10/30/2003 11:45:24 AM PST by oceanview
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Live on MSNBC - looking for a 5' 3" 130 lb man brown haired with suspected 38 caliber gun, avoided security in chase, is believed loose in bldg.

Police have released a composite sketch:


299 posted on 10/30/2003 11:45:29 AM PST by Ichneumon
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To: Merovingian
I love happy endings, glad no crazy started shooting our congress people.

I bet the perps were liberals.

300 posted on 10/30/2003 11:45:31 AM PST by No Blue States
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