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Report: LAX evacuated...empty mortar shells

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ChrisLittmann, May 17, 2007.

  1. ChrisLittmann

    ChrisLittmann Member

    http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=27957

    I've got a friend in Sacramento who told me they just broke in to talk about this for about 15 seconds. Maybe it's not as serious as it sounds, but I'm flying tomorrow, so this is really unsettling.


     
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: Mortar rounds at LAX???!!

    Uh oh. that doesn't sound so good.
     
  3. ChrisLittmann

    ChrisLittmann Member

    Re: Mortar rounds at LAX???!!

    Talk about jumping the gun on a story and getting it wrong...News 10 has updated their story with the following mildly important detail:

    Initial reports suggested shots had been fired, those reports are unfounded.
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: LAX evacuated, no shots fired after all?

    Somewhat odd that a Sacramento tv station has this, but the LA Times has nothing?
     
  5. ChrisLittmann

    ChrisLittmann Member

    Re: LAX evacuated, no shots fired after all?

    I felt the same way, just scrambling to find this ANYWHERE else.
     
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Re: LAX evacuated, no shots fired after all?

    UH, maybe this is all bullshit?

    "News10 has heard reports of two mortar rounds fired at Los Angeles International Airport."

    What the fuck kind of reporting is that?
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: LAX evacuated, no shots fired after all?

    I wonder if this was much ado about Capt. Rex Kramer entering LAX.

    "We'd like you to accept this flower on behalf of the Church of Religious Consciousness."

    (punch)

    "Read about Jehovah's Witness?"

    (punch)

    "Jews for Jesus?"

    (punch)

    "How about Buddhism?"

    (punch)

    "Reverend Moon?"

    (punch)

    "Scientolog ... uuuh"

    (punch)

    I've seen Airplane! many times and I don't recall gunplay in that scene or any mortars.

    Surely, they can't be serious.
     
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: LAX evacuated, no shots fired after all?

    Even better than the Dynamite sig.
     
  9. ChrisLittmann

    ChrisLittmann Member

    Re: Report: LAX evacuated...dummy mortar rounds

    One person I talked to watching TV says "dummy mortar rounds" were to blame. LAPD I guess determined they weren't explosive, so...phew. But what kind of moron takes that to an airport?

    Story is starting to pop up on Google News:

    SJ Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_5914543

    Well, at least it wasn't made up.
     
  10. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Maybe filming the next season of 24?
    You know everything in the world always happens within range of the CTU headquarters.
     
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