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Shots Fired At US Capitol

Fri May 26, 2006 11:50 pm

Just across the wire on MSNBC, people being evacuated into the safe areas in the Rayburn building.

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Fri May 26, 2006 11:53 pm

Live coverage on CNN...
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Fri May 26, 2006 11:54 pm

They've locked down the entire Capitol complex

nobody's got any real word yet, just police reports.

Waiting for info. I hope they put a stop to this right now.
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Fri May 26, 2006 11:55 pm

CNN suggested that there is a Capitol Police shooting range in the basement that might have been the source of the shot....
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Fri May 26, 2006 11:59 pm

I hope that all turns out well. People are naturally skittish about these things!
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:13 am

It's not Teddy dropping his shot glass?  Wink
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:15 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
It's not Teddy dropping his shot glass?  Wink

Nah. They're used to that.

 

BTW, CNN says they're re-opening the Capitol building, though maybe not the Rayburn office building.

[Edited 2006-05-26 17:16:27]
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:17 am

Just found a map of the area for reference:

http://www.aoc.gov/cc/cc_map.cfm

[Edited 2006-05-26 17:48:10]
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:21 am

I need some coffee, Aero dudes. I thought one of you was replying to your own replies Big grin

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):

What did Cynthia McKinney fail to do now?  Silly

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:24 am

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
It's not Teddy dropping his shot glass?



Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 6):
Nah. They're used to that.

Haha Ted Kennedy is a drunk! I get it! I get jokes! Oh after all these years, it never gets old...

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:51 am

Came up as a bulitin on radio 1, any more news yet???
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:01 am

So far, it's possible that this may have turned out to be a false alarm, Trekster; however, the latest from Fox News Channel is that someone with a gun has been found, presumably connected with this incident.

Fox also reports that two women who emerged from one of the local government buildings saw a man with a gun in or near one of the gyms.

The news is very much in flux right now.
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting Texan (Thread starter):
Shots Fired At US Capitol

Anyone else get a mental image of a redneck with a shotgun firing randomly in the general direction of Washington DC and then shaking his fist angrily?
 
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 13):
Anyone else get a mental image of a redneck with a shotgun firing randomly in the general direction of Washington DC and then shaking his fist angrily?

Honestly, no, because the incident supposedly occurred in a parking garage.
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:15 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 14):
Honestly, no, because the incident supposedly occurred in a parking garage.

I meant just based on reading the title of this (ande other) threads  Smile
 
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:18 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 15):
I meant just based on reading the title of this (ande other) threads

There are nuts all over the place, I would agree. It's sad that society is so chaotic that we have people who might actually do such crazy things.

By the way, Fox now reports that the suspected gunman (if any) seen by the two women was a white guy hiding near the gym area of the Rayburn building.

There was another gun-type incident recently in the Capitol building, from what I understand.

The frustration level with government is rising, with such things as the immigration debate and so forth. But, needless to say, political and criminal violence are never justified.

I hope the heck that we don't return to the same level of craziness as the late 1960's and early-to-mid-1970's. Even as late as the 1980's, we had the attempted assassination of President Reagan.

Anyway, what a world.

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:36 am

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 3):
CNN suggested that there is a Capitol Police shooting range in the basement that might have been the source of the shot....

Uhh...is that *really* the best place to have a shooting range? I mean, honestly...  boggled 

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 2:22 am

Report was it may have been a car backfiring...that's why hundreds of police, as well as FBI HRT, were deployed as a precautionary measure. Post 9/11 you know...  Wink
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 2:29 am

I heard there's a video that supposedly shows the shots being fired. However, there are no remains of the actual bullet where it struck a wall. Therefore, the whole thing was a hoax concocted by the government - this according to Internet 'experts'.
 
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 3:22 am

Now being reported as a pneumatic hammer being used on an elevator sounded like gunfire.
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 5:13 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
reported as a pneumatic hammer being used on an elevator sounded like gunfire.

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 5:18 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
Now being reported as a pneumatic hammer being used on an elevator sounded like gunfire.

People sure are jumpy in Washington DC.

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 12):
Fox also reports that two women who emerged from one of the local government buildings saw a man with a gun in or near one of the gyms.

Are people so jumpy that they are seeing things now? I mean how did they come up with that?

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 5:25 am

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 22):
they are seening things now?

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 10:13 am

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 6):
Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
It's not Teddy dropping his shot glass?

Nah. They're used to that.

Ted Kennedy would never drop a shot glass...that is alcohol abuse!
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 10:56 am

Was just a hammer in an elevator in one of them buildings.

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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 12:22 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 20):
Now being reported as a pneumatic hammer being used on an elevator sounded like gunfire.

Are they letting Dick Cheney hunt attorneys on the Capitol Grounds now?
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 1:24 pm

The employees of the Rayburn building were confined to their offices from 10:30am until 3:00pm.

Although the U.S. Capitol Police advised the Mayor and others that the problem was confined to that building, the entire school district was placed on 'lockdown' for four hours.

Metro (subway) was shut down for over an hour. Traffic on Constitution and Independence Aves. was brought to a halt for about 2 hours.

We do tend to overreact to such things here.
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RE: Shots Fired At US Capitol

Sat May 27, 2006 4:38 pm

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 25):
Was just a hammer in an elevator in one of them buildings.

Rearrange these two words in to a well known phrase or saying - "reaction" and "over". rotfl 
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