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Posted: 10/21/2002 4:27:51 AM EST
Don't know what's going on yet, but supposedly there is a white van surrounded by police on Parham Rd. in Richmond. Heard it from a guy at work, so it is unconfirmed so far. Media is supposedly on scene, but no other info.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:34:34 AM EST
Exxon station, on the corner of Broad St. and Parham Rd.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:35:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 4:36:06 AM EST by Torf]
Any live news feeds? I like to keep current on any false alarms!
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:36:09 AM EST
Almost right on top of me...
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:38:00 AM EST
ATF, FBI, etc had the pay phone at that Exxon staked out, and jumped on whoever that was. They were positioned at Royal Olds. Perhaps that was the phone...Or, this could simply be a suspect. But he was POUNCED on!
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:38:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 4:39:56 AM EST by osprey21]
Another [b]Gas Station[/b]...Hmmmmmmmmmm Can we get one of [b]our[/b] journalists out there ?
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:41:11 AM EST
Nothing on yet.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:43:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: ATF, FBI, etc had the pay phone at that Exxon staked out, and jumped on whoever that was. They were positioned at Royal Olds. Perhaps that was the phone...Or, this could simply be a suspect. But he was POUNCED on!
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That's what I just heard too. Why were they staking out that Exxon though? Hmmm... I also heard they are towing the van away and took the guy into custody for questioning.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:45:31 AM EST
Still could be some shmuck that got caught up in the dragnet. My info is that the ATF was very involved in this...
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:47:47 AM EST
Yeah, here is the phone number I am goiung to call from, I will call you at 08:45, I will be at the exxon station, pssst, don't tell anyone, but I will be driving my white van. Uh huh.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:47:58 AM EST
cnn reporting it's a phone booth
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:48:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By DriftPunch: My info is that the ATF was very involved in this...
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Wow!! Ive never seen a payphone burn before... GO ATF..!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:50:48 AM EST
criminy, I get news faster here than on fox or cnn....
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:51:26 AM EST
New data (rumor): Apparently, this dude was on the phone for about 10 minutes THEN LEOs swarmed him. Stay tuned...
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:52:22 AM EST
CNN has video now, courtesy WRIC.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:52:52 AM EST
C'mon guys, get him. GET HIM!!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:53:29 AM EST
I would guess that he called them that he left on Saturday night, and they very quickly traced the call.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:54:07 AM EST
the phone number thing doesn't even make any sense. how could the shooter not know the location could be identified almost instantly. unless he is some type of phone phreak as well, i doubt he'd call, or answer anything having to do with that number.
Originally Posted By hielo: Yeah, here is the phone number I am goiung to call from, I will call you at 08:45, I will be at the exxon station, pssst, don't tell anyone, but I will be driving my white van. Uh huh.
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Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:54:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 4:56:35 AM EST by DriftPunch]
FYI Henrico police HQ is less than 1/4 mile away, so this wouldn't have had to have been a stakeout to yeild a crushing LEO presence after 10 minutes, but it wouldn't explain the Feds. Hell, the'd probably just run over to the Exxon.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:55:20 AM EST
One white van man in custody. I hope this is him.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:56:10 AM EST
Anybody see the video? Was he white or "hispanic?"
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:57:08 AM EST
This is the silliest damn development yet... WTF?
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 4:58:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By Jetlag: Anybody see the video? Was he white or "hispanic?"
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[b]Or other than above ?[/b]
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:01:53 AM EST
supposed to be a news conference at 10 according to fox
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:02:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:03:04 AM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:02:56 AM EST
Just saw in the live feed that it is right next to a school. Man that sucks.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:03:05 AM EST
except this is probably some innocent guy that's been set up. i wouldn't be surpsied to hear that there's been another shooting sometime in the next 45 mins. talk about making the LEOS look like idiots...
Originally Posted By PITSNIPE: This is the silliest damn development yet... WTF?
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Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:03:12 AM EST
Whats black and white and red all over? A monday morning bowling group of nuns who made the mistake of leaving the convent driving a white van...
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:03:30 AM EST
Can you hear me now? Good...AAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:04:33 AM EST
Why would someone driving a white van stop to use a payphone this early on Monday morning? This guy [b]has to be[/b] the sniper.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:07:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:08:18 AM EST by DriftPunch]
No school is nearby. You may have seen an office complex or the old white Crestar bank operations center. Closest school is 1/2 mile away. Local witness says he looked "latino".
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:07:25 AM EST
plymouth voyager with temp tags no ladder on top no state or county insp sticker.cnn phone witness
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:08:37 AM EST
looks like mexico sticker in the back window,watch ut will be a drug bust
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:08:57 AM EST
Let us know what is happening. As an aside until the news conference begins: Anyone got any good Internet newsfeed sites. I'm stuck in a office with basic TV (only thing I can get is Jerry Springer and spanish TV). I usually get all my government new conferences from C-SPAN and since places like CNN and ABC started charging for streaming video it leaves us in offices a little in the dark about national breaking news.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:10:28 AM EST
Yeah I think they just got the scool sign in the shot is all. Hard to tell how far away the camera is from the scene.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:12:06 AM EST
Fox shows them wrenching an older van onto a flatbed. Has "roof racks" but no ladder racks. Parked right next to the phone though....
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:13:58 AM EST
[img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/osprey21%2Ffingers%2Dcrossed%2Ejpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:14:36 AM EST
The van appears to be a white over grey Plymouth Voyager, with a Mexican flag sticker in the drivers side lower quadrant of the rear window...Not sure if its got some sort of paper dealer tag or if the Police have covered the tag to hide it from the cameras.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:14:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:15:55 AM EST by hanau]
for you that are at work try this [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/default.stm[/url] click in the live now it video feed live (yeah i know it british but it is a good place for news when you can't get anything else)
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:16:19 AM EST
www.nbc4.com Follow the links to the live feed.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:17:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:18:58 AM EST by DriftPunch]
Not hearing much about a federal presence anymore. Perhaps this was just a dumb drug dealer that happened to make a large deal on a tapped phone... Looks like the locals took the van...
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:18:11 AM EST
It's not a French flag, is it? "_ France has alerted Interpol about a French army deserter who is known as a marksman and is missing in North America. A Defense Ministry spokesman said there was speculation of a link to the sniper investigation. "
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:18:40 AM EST
don't think they have him cheif still talking in code
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:20:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:22:10 AM EST by longshot_va]
I don't think so either. Moose just said they will have a "reply" soon. Sounds like they did receive a message and they are formulating a reply. --LS
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:20:23 AM EST
Argh, it's sounding like this isn't the guy. Moose was just talking about receiving a message from the sniper, and that they are preparing their response. Using the media to communicate with him again. I have no idea what's going on.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:22:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:29:04 AM EST by 1shot]
Press conference, Chief Moose: "We are going to respond to a message that we have received. We will respond later. We are preparing our response at this time." Edit: That's exactly what he said, that's all he said.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:22:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By SHIVAN: www.nbc4.com Follow the links to the live feed.
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d'oh! I forgot about NBC's feedroom at affiliates.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:29:56 AM EST
Why is "The Ladies Man" still the main talking head on this case? Do you think the sniper wants to keep him on TV talking just to keep making the police look foolish?
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:31:06 AM EST
I am praying that this is him.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:31:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2002 5:32:24 AM EST by DriftPunch]
It's funny how our local cops seem far more credible than Moose and his PR lady. The reason, they're cops, and not politicos.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 5:36:32 AM EST
Locals report that almost all LEOs that are ID'able, are local. The Feds have had more than enough time to arrive from Ashland at this point. Ergo, they probably know this isn't the guy.
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