Skip to comments.Shooting at Johnson Space Center (Updates at 487 & 488)
Posted on 04/20/2007 12:38:13 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel
Fox News reporting a shooting at the Johnson Space Center Building 44, building evacuated.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Its the CSI Hummer.
“Hey its Friday, maybe he got the pink slip.”
Jacobs Engineering, a NASA contractor, confirms that the gunman is one of its employees.
There are unconfirmed reports that the man was going to be fired on Friday.
The VAFB Shuttle facility was converted to an unmanned launch facility. For polar orbiting stuff, we launch out of VAFB. You can lanch to the south over water. For equatorial stuff we use Florida. Again launching over water.
Does the building in question have outside windows?
Lock him in and turn off the lights and put the A/C on 40 degrees while blaring teletubbies songs over the loudspeaker over and over.
Nothing more than what you see on TV.
OK,all. My daughter-in-law & granddaughter are there at NASA right now. They were touring the Space Center on a field trip with their Charter School. They were on lockdown but have been allowed to get on the bus. They are now on their way out.
We are breathing huge sighs of relief here!!!
I hope and pray with all my heart this is resolved without bloodshed.
You want the libs to scream TORTURE?
Amen to that!
I bet you are. Whew. What a field trip, huh?
I noticed Bo Deedle (sp) on FoxNews. (I have it muted.)
Yesterday he was ranting that VT (all 2600 acres) should have gone on lockdown at the first incident Monday.
I wonder whether he is ranting that Houston should go on lock down, or at least the JSC campus? News reporter said that the overall JSC campus (1600 acres) is NOT on lockdown.
Oh, I see - they’re trying to be “vague” about where the SWAT officers are in the building right now, because of the possibility of TVs inside.
There is a “safe side” of the building, where the cops outside don’t look too worried hanging out there.
Even tho all the JSC employees have been told to go home now, the building where they are running the mission for the ISS guys coming back to Russia tomorrow *is* on lockdown. And there are several backups for that, if something were to happen there.
(They’re acting like it’s not Mission Control, for some reason - but I don’t know what else it would be.)
Good for you.
I know you must feel bad for a short time not knowing anything.
In the city of Venice
Right by Mikes house
You can chill if youre homeless
Thank heavens. Glad everything is OK for you now.
Has Texas surrendered its rights to the Johnson Space Center? Otherwise the mere fact that the Feds own it does not make it a Federal enclave. Because Texas was a sovereign nation before joining the union, the Federal Government never "owned" Texas land.
I know of Military Bases where the State of Texas has surrendered its sovereign authority, so a DWI there can be a Federal crime. I wouldn't be surprised if the Feds demanded such a surrender in exchange for the billions they have spent at Johnson Space Center.
Yeah some field trip for sure. I could hear the NASA tour guide in the background trying to settle the kids down. Cell phone call from them alerted me to the news. She wanted to know what was going on as they were not being told too much.
We all do RadioAstronomer.I am praying.
You are sweating the small stuff. The Feds may think they own stuff here but we all know who it really belongs to:’)
She said they were in the building right next to Building 44! We were freaking out for a while.
Time for you to chill out. LOL!
HPD has allowed media to come inside the police lines now - and there will be a press conference shortly.
Home to be tucked in and squeezed tighter tonight! Thank God.
That is very interesting.
Sounds like they have him.
KPRC 2 reporter is saying Command Post in on the right side of the building (away from where suspect is thought to be). The SWAT on the otherside of the building are very alert in their movements.
KPRC is NOT showing the actual movements of SWAT on the ground.
When I saw the headline, my first thought was “Where is Lisa Nowak?”
In terms of the law, JSC *is* a Fed military base.
I believe the property actually belongs to Rice University, or used to.
KPRC 2 reporter says he thinks this will be over within 30 minutes, as the SWAT are moving.
In another part of the campus, they (officials) are setting up microphones in prepartion for a news conference.
Traffic on the regular highways and streets are running normally (which isn’t saying much for this time of day in Houston).
They have a long ride ahead to North Louisiana tonight. So still praying for a safe trip home and some extra hugs when they arrive. Thanks all for the well wishes.
That is a long trip. Prayers
Yeah... a real kick in the a$$ isn't it? Sucks to think that Texas actually has some pretty restrictive CCW laws compared to Vermont, Alaska, and even South Dakota.
COUP is the acronym of the Russian mission control center.
I just got home and don’t have time to read this whole thing. Was anyone hurt?
CCW laws dipped in pork.
Don’t know if that’s been resolved yet.
No one knows at this point, it’s still an active situation. The man, 50 - 60 years old, is still barracaded within the building. Channel 11 (CBS) is not giving much information at this time.
Police Conference: 2 shots were fired. Witness said he did see the Perp with a weapon earlier.
Barracaded in a room. No communication (that they are telling us) established with Perp, but they are trying to establish communications with him.
No confirmation that Perp is even still alive.
Object of first 2 shots, unknown. Shots were after Perp had entered building.
No known motive.
Negotiators have been unsuccessful in establishing communications with Perp. Perp may be refusing any comm attempts.
NASA news conference - HPD
shortly before 2, call that possible shots fired ... two shots confirmed ... suspect in bldg ... SWAT is inside ... 50-year-old suspect, one man ... we don’t know if there is another person inside with him ... not sure what kind of weapon he has ... have not yet established communication with the gunman ... he *is* barricaded in there ... can’t confirm about Jacobs or not ... can’t confirm whether he is still alive or not ... unknown if the first shots were directed at anyone or anything, but they were fired inside the bldg ... no police officers have seen the POI yet, only the initial employee witness ... NASA spksprsn on now.
Switch to Fox. Spokesperson giving update and Q/A. Not known if anyone shot at.
I bet he plays too many video games!
We need to get to the reason WHY within the next 30 minutes!
From the press conf-
-an employee of NASA is a witness to seeing the man with a gun- 2-3 shots were “heard”.
-No one knows if all NASA employees of #44 are accounted for..no one knows if anyone is injured.
- No one knows if the gunman is dead or alive, they are still attempting to set up communication with him...