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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by philip964 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:00 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... bings.html

Bomb with shrapnel explodes in Fed X sorting center in SA. Package headed to Austin.

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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by ELB » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Second (undetonated) bomb at same FedEx facility: https://www.yahoo.com/news/2nd-bomb-fou ... 29519.html

Heard elsewhere that it was shipped by same person as the first package.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:29 pm

Just playing amateur FBI agent here, but weren't the first bombs hand placed on victim's door steps in Austin (meaning that the unsub was physically in Austin)? If he/she is now mailing bombs from SA to Austin, then are they taking a road trip and just didn't want to have a break in their killing spree? It seems very odd.

When I first heard about this latest bomb, I thought the unsub was shipping bombs to other cities and they went through a distribution center in SA. That would make more sense, IMHO.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by Scott B. » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Believe it's a case of shipped from Austin to Austin, but the packages being processed and sorted outside the city.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by ELB » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:41 pm

ELB wrote:Second (undetonated) bomb at same FedEx facility: https://www.yahoo.com/news/2nd-bomb-fou ... 29519.html

Heard elsewhere that it was shipped by same person as the first package.
Ok, not a bomb.
The department (SAPD) says in a news release police Chief William McManus misspoke at a news conference earlier Tuesday and that there was only one package bomb at the Schertz facility — the one that exploded.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by Abraham » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:03 pm

Did the 'unabomber' escape?

Or, is this possibly a 'unabomber' copy cat?

Or, as is quite possible, this is more Muslim terrorism?

After all, Austin is the Amsterdam of Texas with it's love of all things considered perverted by radical Islamists.

Things like a happy acceptance of homosexuality, the popularity of casual/recreational drug use, women not being forced to sport hijabs while not covering their heads all without peek-aboo veils too...and so forth.


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Post by jason812 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:11 pm

Abraham wrote:Did the 'unabomber' escape?

Or, is this possibly a 'unabomber' copy cat?

Or, as is quite possible, this is more Muslim terrorism?

After all, Austin is the Amsterdam of Texas with it's love of all things considered perverted by radical Islamists.

Things like a happy acceptance of homosexuality, the popularity of casual/recreational drug use, women not being forced to sport hijabs while not covering their heads all without peek-aboo veils too...and so forth.
I'm going with a bored bomb squad member... until proved otherwise. But you could also very well be correct. How much training on how to make an IED was in Iraq over the last decade and a half?

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Post by Scott B. » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:34 pm

Best not to assume anything about who is doing this or why.
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Post by RossA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:14 pm

What right do they have to shut down the neighborhood? I could understand the immediate area around the blast until evidence could be collected, and keeping rubberneckers out of the area, but if you have ID and can prove that you live there, you should be able to come and go as you please as long as you are not interfering with the police work.
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Post by G.A. Heath » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:29 pm

RossA wrote:What right do they have to shut down the neighborhood? I could understand the immediate area around the blast until evidence could be collected, and keeping rubberneckers out of the area, but if you have ID and can prove that you live there, you should be able to come and go as you please as long as you are not interfering with the police work.
Most likely justified as a safety measure so they can check the area to ensure other devices are not present and so that they can interview all potential witnesses without anyone leaving.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by WTR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:43 pm

G.A. Heath wrote:
RossA wrote:What right do they have to shut down the neighborhood? I could understand the immediate area around the blast until evidence could be collected, and keeping rubberneckers out of the area, but if you have ID and can prove that you live there, you should be able to come and go as you please as long as you are not interfering with the police work.
Most likely justified as a safety measure so they can check the area to ensure other devices are not present and so that they can interview all potential witnesses without anyone leaving.

Sounds like a unjust dentintion to me.

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Post by G.A. Heath » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:03 pm

WTR wrote:
G.A. Heath wrote:
RossA wrote:What right do they have to shut down the neighborhood? I could understand the immediate area around the blast until evidence could be collected, and keeping rubberneckers out of the area, but if you have ID and can prove that you live there, you should be able to come and go as you please as long as you are not interfering with the police work.
Most likely justified as a safety measure so they can check the area to ensure other devices are not present and so that they can interview all potential witnesses without anyone leaving.

Sounds like a unjust dentintion to me.
Same here, but it will be 'justified' as necessary.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by WTR » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:18 pm

I had an incident here with a neighbor threatening to commit suicide. They would not let me drive to my home. I asked if he had a weapon. No.....he was theatimg to take an over dose of pills. I asked the obviously rookie Policeman if they were afraid he could throw them far enough to hit my house or my stock. ( about a 1/3 mile away from me. He just stammered. When he walked away I drove on through. An hour later an Officer was at my door..... Just asked if could use my restroom. About 8 SWAT cars and two ambulances for this. Taxpayer money I guess.

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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by krieghoff » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:50 pm

G.A. Heath wrote:
WTR wrote:
G.A. Heath wrote:
RossA wrote:What right do they have to shut down the neighborhood? I could understand the immediate area around the blast until evidence could be collected, and keeping rubberneckers out of the area, but if you have ID and can prove that you live there, you should be able to come and go as you please as long as you are not interfering with the police work.
Most likely justified as a safety measure so they can check the area to ensure other devices are not present and so that they can interview all potential witnesses without anyone leaving.



Sounds like a unjust dentintion to me.
Same here, but it will be 'justified' as necessary.
That is exactly what they did,all night long. Since I was in the group that were "held captive" for 24 hours behind police tape because of our location, I had a chance to visit with all of the neighbors on our section of the street. They were all very happy with the way the FBI and ATF went about their work even though we were questioned at 2 AM and throughout the day Monday. I was just down at the scene to take a couple of pictures to send to my son and saw other friends from around the neighborhood and without exception they commended both groups on their professionalism.
The entire subdivision was not held for 24 hours. They began releasing the majority of the folks by 10 AM yesterday morning by way of a street way off from the crime scene area. If you knew the layout of the streets you can understand why they did what they did.
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Re: TX: Package bombs in Austin

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Post by ninjabread » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm

Soccerdad1995 wrote:Just playing amateur FBI agent here, but weren't the first bombs hand placed on victim's door steps in Austin (meaning that the unsub was physically in Austin)? If he/she is now mailing bombs from SA to Austin, then are they taking a road trip and just didn't want to have a break in their killing spree? It seems very odd.

When I first heard about this latest bomb, I thought the unsub was shipping bombs to other cities and they went through a distribution center in SA. That would make more sense, IMHO.
I wouldn't be surprised if the tripwire bomb was set by a different person than the first three, inspired by the press coverage. I wouldn't be surprised if the shipped packages were still another person.
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