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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

CNN reporting they're clearing it out....

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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

because......???


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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

BBC reports an 'explosive alert'.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

more details...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2002/01/30/national1120EST0569.DTL


User currently offlineDuggan From France, joined Jan 2002, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN) -- Thousands of people were evacuated Wednesday morning from a terminal at the San Francisco International Airport due to an apparent security breach.

Possible explosives residue was found on a man's shoes as he passed through a security checkpoint, but the man "got lost in the crowd," said Mike McCarron, assistant airport director.

Authorities are searching for the man, described as a white male in his 40s. McCarron said he didn't know if the man fled from the area.

Terminal 3, home to United Airlines flights, was shut down, and passengers were told to leave the area.




User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Very, very convincing job by security.... "got lost in the crowd"  Confused

User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

So remind me again what good the National Guard is doing there?? They are fit. They could have chased him down.

User currently offlineParra From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

This is outrageous. How does he get lost in the crowd?

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

The man ran off when questioned about the traces of explosives on him. He said he'd been near fireworks and then ran off before he could be stopped. - BBC

DEM



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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

What an idiot. If I saw a guy running with people yelling after him, if I was working today, I would have tried to tackle the rat bastard.

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  • User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
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    “WHEN THEY WENT to stop him, he didn’t stop,” spokesman Mike McCarron said

    Give the security personel a break... they asked him to stop, but he didnt. They did the best they could.



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    User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

    Give the security personel a break?? What about the national guard people. What is thier function in this? To WATCH??

    User currently offlineDuggan From France, joined Jan 2002, 104 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

    The explosive material could be anything from fireworks residue to nitroglycerin tablets, McCarron said. It was detected after a gauze-like material was wiped across the man's shoes, then put through a machine

    User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1530 times:
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    i guess sarcasm doesnt travel well in here.

    My point was that the Natl. Guard and security personel seem to be quite incompetent (very sad indeed).



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    User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

    Well, one of the Nat. Guard did manage to shoot himself in the ass a while back at OAK.

    User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6594 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
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    In all fairness... At least they are making more checks and they have the equipment to determine that something might be a threat. I guess it would have been worse that the guy had gotten on board and done something terrible.

    However, it is unacceptable that a man can just dissapear after he has been determined a threat. I would bet that the man is inocent (or at least an honest mistake on his part). he probably just got scared taht he may be charged w terrosirm and decided to make a run for it. If a normal guy can disappear so easily, imagine what a terrorist can do if he has been trained to do.



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    User currently offlineSforamper From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 114 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

    Isnt the National Guard standing right there? How can someone on socks just walk away and not be seen, I just dont buy it.
    If you ask me I think these could be made up stories by the security wanna be people to make the public think they re doing a great job.


    User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

    The National Guard *is* standing right there. The problem is, they are not always alert. Whenever I pass through the T3 employee security line, they're always chatting it up with some United agent.

    You have to understand, however, this is how they keep themselves occupied rather than just standing there. 99.99% of the time they've been there, there haven't been any problems.

    In America, it's impossible to have guards with the determined stoicism of the Queen's Guard... We simply can't keep still--we're American.

    I'm not in their defense though--just trying to see it vis-a-vis a security employee.

    The good thing is: they DID detect explosives in his shoe. Now, if you think about it, no man who didn't expect to be shot or severely beaten would start running from security in this day and age.

    This guy had the gall. Unfortunately, he breached security. Now, the way I see it, he had to have been going through the main security checkpoint at the terminus of the F concourse (if u tried to do this at the employee checkpoint, you would be easily seen escaping).

    Given the sea of people that pass through that area both from the checkpoint and from other gates on the way to the 'island concourse', I can see how its easy to lose a person in there. It's a madhouse in the mornings.

    The curious thing is that the media haven't reported the result of the evacuation???

    This the 2nd time UA had to evacuate its SFO terminal  Sad in recent times.

    SFO | Long live UA.


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