heavymetal
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United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:20 am

CNN reporting they're clearing it out....
 
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:25 am

because......???
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TR
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:28 am

BBC reports an 'explosive alert'.
 
 
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:32 am

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.


 
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:36 am

Very, very convincing job by security.... "got lost in the crowd"  Confused
 
markk
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:40 am

So remind me again what good the National Guard is doing there?? They are fit. They could have chased him down.
 
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:00 am

This is outrageous. How does he get lost in the crowd?
 
Demoose
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:06 am

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

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sfointern
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RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:09 am

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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    mt99
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    RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:11 am

    “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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    markk
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    RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:15 am

    Give the security personel a break?? What about the national guard people. What is thier function in this? To WATCH??
     
    duggan
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    RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:16 am

    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
     
    mt99
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    RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:18 am

    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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    ContinentalFan
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    RE: Continental & ALPA: Match Made In Hell!

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:27 am

    Well, one of the Nat. Guard did manage to shoot himself in the ass a while back at OAK.
     
    mt99
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    RE: United Terminal In SFO Evacuated.

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:36 am

    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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    SFORAMPER
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    RE: National Guard?

    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:46 am

    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.
     
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    Thu Jan 31, 2002 2:53 am

    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.

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