Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
To anyone who hasnt heard the story yet, basically 2 men armed with shotguns and "supposedly" explosives seized a Bus this morning in Athens.
The bus Driver and conductor escaped leaving the 2 armed men without a driver.
Throughout today 3 more people have been let off, but 23 still remain, being held at gunpoint by the 2 men who are claimed to be russian.
The 2 men now want a driver to take them to the airport where they'll release the passengers and board a plane (not likely though.)
After nearly 12 hours of the standoff the 2 men now say the police and Armed response units have until 6am GMT (8am Athens time) to get a driver for the bus or else they'll blow up the bus with explosives.
It means to say its a pretty tense stand-off with not much in the way of progress today.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1221 times:
As you mentioned, there is no way in creation that the police will allow them to board an aircraft. The sooner the hijackers come to that realization, the better the chances for a peaceful end to this incident.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
yeah im following this too... it's ridiculous....
I hope no one from neighbor greece gets hurt, they don't desevre this on their soil.
i wish they could slip some sleeping gas into the bus at night time, but i guses ive been playing too much playstation.... it's much harder than it sounds...
the latest is that they have until 8am local time to meet demands....scary
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
Although storming a bus threatening to kill people isnt "sensible", at least they did they "Sensible" thing and surrendered with noone hurt or injured.
Praise also goes to the Greek police and hostage negotiators who helped out in the good outcome without a single shot being fired by the police.