Rendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
Maybe they should create new security screening at the entrance to airport property?
I understand that many are on edge due to the day of the year it is, however that doesn't mean people who are allowed to have weapons in their vehicles should be prohibited from having them. All that achieves is stopping people going about their normal daily business.
BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16189 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2443 times:
Quoting N243NW (Thread starter): DPS officers discovered the vehicle about 2 PM Central time and found an automatic rifle and a pistol inside.
Did they actually see the guns, or just a Texas license plate?
Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 1): I can't believe someone would have an automatic weapon in a vehicle near a terminal building.
In Dallas I can't believe they wouldn't.
Quoting Rendezvous (Reply 2): Maybe they should create new security screening at the entrance to airport property?
There are already signs at basically every airport that vehicles may be subject to search. If there is a threat adding military or police officers, often with dogs, is usually part of the response. So, something like that can happen, but is really only practical during times of heightened security.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1656 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3): Did they actually see the guns, or just a Texas license plate?
Good question...I would assume the latter would naturally lead to the former
One of the things that wasn't made clear was if the truck had been abandoned or was simply parked for an extended period of time with the driver sitting in it. I'm sure the DPS and police were all on high alert for a vehicle of that particular type yesterday. It sure could store a lot of explosives.
Although you'd think that Terminal B wouldn't be the most terrorist-prone at DFW...with generally the most regional jets and the fewest passengers compared to other areas like Terminal D.
LAXLocal From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
Quoting rcair1 (Reply 6): A crew member from the Discovery Channel show "Sons of Guns" was picking up another crew member at DFW and left the truck filled with their supplies in front of the airport.
"The man told authorities he was picking up a friend from the airport and didn't know he couldn't leave the truck in front of the terminal."
An unattended truck in front of a terminal filled with weapons and explosives. Who would have thought this would be a problem????
Had this been LAX, I HIGHLY doubt the truck and driver would have made it past the police check point before entering the airport. Although most vehicles barely tap their brakes as they enter the LAX, THIS would have demanded a full stop and review.