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Possible Hostage Situation on City of New Orleans Train

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by spup1122, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    Can any of our LouisianaSportsJournalists.commers confirm how serious this is?

    Baton Rouge LA CBS affiliate WAFB is enroute to a possible hostage situation
    at a train depot in Hammond Louisiana. According to WAFB, the
    "City of New Orleans" Amtrak train is stopped at the station, there is a
    reported hostage situation, one train car has been evacuated. WAFB reports
    SWAT teams are enroute.

    An Amtrak spokesman confirms police are responding to an emergency onboard The
    City of New Orleans train in Hammond. "There is a situation on one of our
    trains there but I don't know what that situation is," said Amtrak spokesman
    Cliff Black.

    Black says a manifest shows 55 passengers are onboard. The train was
    travelling from Chicago to New Orleans.

    Witnesses say they are being told the incident involves a hostage situation.
    Dozens of law enforcement officers are converging on the scene.

    People are being kept back from the train station, which was evacuated.

    Witnesses say a special response team from the Hammond Police Department
    appears poised to enter the train.

    Witnesses also say at least one car on the train has been evacuated.
  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Anyone seen the pride of the parish lately?


    And on a more helpful note, WWL is confirming, but doesn't have any more details.

  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  4. Joel_Goodsen

    Joel_Goodsen Member

    Where is Steven Seagal when you need him?
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    At Old Country Buffet?
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Good mornin' America, how are ya?
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Heckuva job, brownie.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    will tulane rename its mascot the hurricanes?
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Damn. Beat me to it.
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    naw. it's just as well.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    At Alice's Restaurant, silly!
  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member

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