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Emergency news and updates (gunman at Fort Leonard Wood gate, Missouri)
Missouri University of Science and Technology ^ | May 12 2011 - 11:58 a.m | Rolla Police Department

Posted on 05/12/2011 10:29:20 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer

At approximately 8:36 a.m. a male identified as Cody Nathaniel Willcoxon was seen at the entrance gate at Fort Leonard Wood with an AK-47. After being questioned by FLW Military Police the suspect fled the scene, and was pursued by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept. and St. Robert Police Department in a silver passenger car. The suspect then began to shoot at the pursuing officers, and he headed east on I-44. Spike strips were set up on I-44 which resulted in the suspect exiting at the Rolla 184 Exit. The Suspect then began shooting at Rolla Police Officers and members of the Phelps County Sheriff's Dept. as they pursued him. The suspect then drove through several areas in Rolla where he continued shooting at officers. The suspect vehicle stopped near McNutt Hall at Missouri University of Science and Technology near University Drive/Hwy 63. The suspect fled from his vehicle on foot with a long rifle. A perimeter was established by Law Enforcement Officers around McNutt Hall and the building was cleared by law enforcement officers.

Several minutes later the suspect broke into an occupied residence in the 1000 block of Crinoidal Ct. The suspect demanded the keys to the resident's car and stole it. He later fled the scene in the stolen car and since that time neither he nor the car has been located. The stolen car is identified as:

Stolen Vehicle 2003 Ford Taurus Charcoal Gray in color MO License ROLLAB (The license plate is a Rotary Club International personalized license plate) The vehicle has several stickers on the back window (American Flag, Air Evac, and Rotary Club International)


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: fortleonardwood; missouri
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To: hedgetrimmer
At the local Navy base, which recently closed, they had outsourced gate control to rent-a cops.
51 posted on 05/12/2011 11:56:46 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"Geez Louise this is a military base ain’t it?"

Worse than that, Ft. Leonard Wood is the Military Police School (among other things).

52 posted on 05/12/2011 11:59:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: riverdawg
"At the local Navy base, which recently closed, they had outsourced gate control to rent-a cops."

They may be contract security, but are you sure they aren't DoD Police?

53 posted on 05/12/2011 12:01:57 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Isn’t there a military prison there? Wasn’t that where they were taking that traitor, Manning (Wikileaks guy) so he wouldn’t be tortured so much? Is it called “the brig” or is that only for certain branch/es of the service?


54 posted on 05/12/2011 12:05:36 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

You’re thinking of Ft. Leavenworth, next state over (KS).


55 posted on 05/12/2011 12:06:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, yes, my bad. Thanks.


56 posted on 05/12/2011 12:11:11 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Uncle Ike

It reads like “Standard Plot #6 for Cookie-Cutter Cop Shows”....

The keystone cops of the 20’s would be more like it.

One thing they are good at is catching speeders.


57 posted on 05/12/2011 12:31:30 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks, glad to know it.


58 posted on 05/12/2011 12:35:14 PM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: All

The school has removed the emergency notification and the link to the site now shows their normal content for the page.


59 posted on 05/12/2011 12:38:24 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

How dare he try to mount an assault on my old basic training base!!! Well, I oughta run down there and help them get the guy!!! Now, where’d I put that package of Depends!!!!


60 posted on 05/12/2011 1:15:42 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: hedgetrimmer

Once it was determined that the perp was white without an Islamic surname, Eric Holder and Obama recalled the team of lawyers that was dispatched to ensure his ‘rights’ were protected.


61 posted on 05/12/2011 1:52:18 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: trillabodilla

I have a cousin there.


62 posted on 05/12/2011 2:18:53 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

My kids did basic there. They are pissed they can’t use their training to defend America. What a joke everything is. If Obama wins in 2012, our country is toast, put a fork it in. Then, all bets are off. Gloves are off. We’ll be beyond Galt.

I’m completely ready for the next revolution. We’re at the breaking point.


63 posted on 05/12/2011 3:09:37 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Not even with the little comic flags that hang out of the barrel of the dummy guns and read “BANG”?

To be fair, it is the Defense Language Institute so they have harsh words in any number of languages at their disposal for defense.

64 posted on 05/12/2011 3:12:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: jagusafr
have to leave my weapon at home if I’m going to a military base

Apparently nobody told Cody Willcoxon...

65 posted on 05/12/2011 3:19:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I would like to know a little more about the MP’s on duty at the gate..


66 posted on 05/12/2011 4:15:29 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: lonevoice

He’s either very lucky or has been training.


67 posted on 05/12/2011 4:24:12 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: calex59

You simply have to learn the “new journalism!”


68 posted on 05/12/2011 4:37:40 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: APatientMan

Maybe his mission was to test the security.


69 posted on 05/12/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: hattend
It’s Janet Nepalincompatano’s dream come true.

THIS is Janet's dream
so she can impose even more draconian security and infringements.

What happens when an authorized truck drives near a military facility with lots of troops.


70 posted on 05/12/2011 6:08:49 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Ban individual and police from having Firearms.

Yeah, yeah! Score one for the progressive thinking dem”O”lemmings.

A prime example of what that dolt Obama and the liberals like Pelosi and Feinstein want. Only the bad guys should have guns, not the mean racist police or the vicious military. Oh No! Vote Obama in 2012 and so he can complete the disaster he and the other whacko’s started.

“If you voted for Obama in 2008 to show the world that you are not a racist, then you're going to have to vote for someone else in 2012 to show the world that you aren't a total idiot.”

71 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:48 PM PDT by Mo2Ca (Peace, Harry Krishna, Kumbaiya, Love Peace and...Kill em all, let Allah sort em out.)
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To: pgkdan

They could have offered him a Twinkee or a Snickers bar, mabye asked him to share peanuts and a beer. That’s what Obama would have done. Obama knows best.


72 posted on 05/12/2011 6:48:59 PM PDT by Mo2Ca (Peace, Harry Krishna, Kumbaiya, Love Peace and...Kill em all, let Allah sort em out.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Obama and the dem”o”witts will surely infer that Wilcoxen is a Right Wing,Ron Paul, Nazi, Tea Party Supporting Repblican.


73 posted on 05/12/2011 6:49:04 PM PDT by Mo2Ca (Peace, Harry Krishna, Kumbaiya, Love Peace and...Kill em all, let Allah sort em out.)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

no matter how many times I see the “Journalist Guide to Firearms Identification” it cracks me up that the actual AK is listed as an M-16... :-D


74 posted on 05/12/2011 7:23:21 PM PDT by acw011 (Great Goooogly Mooogly!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

God help us if a group of terrorists goes Mumbai on a US military base... Or we get attacked by Spetsnaz.


75 posted on 05/12/2011 8:57:49 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

Is there a corresponding properly-labeled diagram for those Freepers who want to improve their firearms identification skills?


76 posted on 05/13/2011 7:29:02 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

First one is the AK-47.
Last one is a car. :)

Don’t know exactly about the others.


77 posted on 05/13/2011 8:16:18 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: NeverEVERKerry

I figured out those two. :-)


78 posted on 05/13/2011 8:21:32 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Top to bottom first column: AK-47, P-90, Barrett M-90, Browning .45, toy potato gun. Next column: M16a1, Uzi, Walther PPK, RPG7, horrible vehicle.


79 posted on 05/13/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: StarCMC

Is he in basic?


80 posted on 05/13/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Renderofveils

Thank you! :-)


81 posted on 05/13/2011 12:19:13 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: trillabodilla

Yes - he’s actually my first cousin’s stepson - GREAT kid!


82 posted on 05/13/2011 1:14:50 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Re your photo on post 17 of the perp. This is one strangely shaped dude. Look at the elongated neck, it appears to be the same length as the head, which is highly unusual. And the way the shoulders fall away from the neck. One for the record books.

And the facial expression tells us that we’re dealing with a highly intelligent individual. /s/


83 posted on 05/13/2011 4:06:09 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Let’s see if we ever find out why he was attempting to get on base.


84 posted on 05/13/2011 4:30:31 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

Sounds like a great idea from the minds of Monty Python.


85 posted on 05/13/2011 4:39:23 PM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: r9etb

What’s gonna happen is the Post Commander is going to issue
(more) new regs that restrict access to firearms for on post personnel.

And thn he will claim he solved the problem.


86 posted on 05/13/2011 7:53:33 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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To: Redcitizen

Are they military bases or Peace Corps posts?


87 posted on 05/13/2011 10:56:03 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: Aroostook25

Jr ROTC programs if the troops can’t have arms and ammo at hand.


88 posted on 05/14/2011 9:37:20 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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