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Posted: 9/4/2004 7:14:39 AM EST
On Fox news now.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:17:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:19:29 AM EST
Let's just hope it was a ballon popping... last thing we need is more terrorism.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:20:22 AM EST
Well hell, I don't know what's going on now.

Fox just reported that LAX was partially closed and that KABC (LA) was reporting an explosion but KABC has a Football game on and Fox is back to reporting on the weather in Florida
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:22:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:24:18 AM EST
We've been held up for 5 days now, great...this should make it another few if this is actually a terrorist incident.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:26:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 7:29:20 AM EST by Treadhead]
OK, the airport cops were called about a "Suspicious" person and a security breach and then KABC (Through Fox) reported an explosion.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 7:48:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:01:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:06:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:
OK they're reporting that a "flashlight like" device had it's batteries exploded and injured 7 people. The International terminal is closed and they're keeping their eye on a person (not a sniper rifle?).

But they haven't broken normal programming just regular news.



Maybe a Surefire G2 got wet??
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:09:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/4/2004 8:10:37 AM EST by Pangea]
Flashlight device with batteries? Hell, that was some old broads super duper mega dildo with explosive climax feature.

Good thing that "old gristle clit" left her kickstart slit scratcher at home. That thing would sure nuff kill somebody if it went off!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:12:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
"old gristle clit"

???

LMFAO

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:15:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Flashlight device with batteries? Hell, that was some old broads super duper mega dildo with explosive climax feature.

Good thing that "old gristle clit" left her kickstart slit scratcher at home. That thing would sure nuff kill somebody if it went off!

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:26:19 AM EST
fucking media, always in a hurry to be the first to tell you something, but the last to tell the truth... WTF?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:28:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Flashlight device with batteries? Hell, that was some old broads super duper mega dildo with explosive climax feature.

Good thing that "old gristle clit" left her kickstart slit scratcher at home. That thing would sure nuff kill somebody if it went off!


Without a doubt, the filthiest, most perverted and hillarious post in recent memory- thanks.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:29:57 AM EST

Explosion at LAX




* wondering what the abbreviation for this thread would be *
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 8:32:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Merrell:

Explosion at LAX




* wondering what the abbreviation for this thread would be *


i think thats pretty shitty
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:07:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By tequilabob:

Originally Posted By Merrell:

Explosion at LAX




* wondering what the abbreviation for this thread would be *


i think thats pretty shitty




This thread could use more fiber in it's diet.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:08:54 AM EST
I heard on FNC a bit ago that it wasn't really an "explosion". Apparently just bad batteries.

If true, thank God!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:13:27 AM EST
Clicky But was it a militant Muslim flashlight... THAT is the question.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:15:38 AM EST
They had to take people to the hospital because a battery shorted out?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:59:43 AM EST
My flashlights explode and send people to the hospital all the time...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:18:55 PM EST
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-090404lax_wr,1,1775118.story?coll=la-home-headlines
LAX Reopens After Security Scare
From Associated Press

4:19 PM PDT, September 4, 2004

Four terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were shut down for more than three hours early today after a passenger bypassed security at one terminal and a flashlight battery exploded during screening at another, authorities said.

Thousands of Labor Day weekend travelers were evacuated from the terminals and delayed following the two incidents a half-hour apart, which authorities said appeared to be unrelated. Eight people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, Mayor James Hahn said.

The airport's main road, the Tom Bradley International Terminal and terminals 6, 7 and 8 were reopened around noon. The federal Transportation Security Administration said there was no link to terrorism.

The scare at the international terminal came when a battery in a plastic flashlight in checked luggage exploded as the bag was being hand-searched by a TSA worker, TSA spokeswoman Amy Von Walter said. She said the small but loud blast appeared to have been caused by old batteries, not a bomb.

The TSA worker suffered swollen hands and was taken to a hospital. Several other people complained of ringing in their ears.

The passenger whose bag was being screened at the time is a Japanese citizen who planned to take a flight to Tokyo, said Police Chief William Bratton. He was questioned by police and the FBI, who also interviewed other nearby travelers. The flashlight in his bag disintegrated when the two C batteries inside exploded, Bratton said.

About half an hour earlier, security workers spotted a passenger bypassing security at United Airlines' Terminal 8 by running up a down escalator, TSA spokeswoman Jennifer Marty said. Security officials ordered the evacuation of the terminal and two connected terminals in order to re-screen passengers.

Security officials gave up after searching for about 40 minutes for the passenger, who had gotten off a plane and went back into a secure area, said Larry Fetters, the airport's TSA security director.

"He probably remembered that he forgot his sunglasses in the area and went back to get it," said Fetters, adding that such incidents were not unusual nationwide.

United canceled two departing flights and listed 31 as delayed, while 13 incoming flights were also delayed.

About 125,000 passengers normally pass through the airport on busy travel day like today, said Kim Day, acting executive director of Los Angeles World Airports.

Travelers ate snacks, played card games and posed for pictures with the crowd outside the airport to pass the time.

"I'm not upset that we have to wait. It's better to err on the side of safety," said Katie Rao of Los Angeles, who played a card game with her husband as they waited for a delayed flight to Chicago, where they planned to visit relatives.

When the security breach was first announced, passengers waiting for a flight inside terminal 7 were told by security officials to stay put, said Cathy Stockwell of Pomona. They remained at the gate for about 20 minutes and a few women were escorted to restrooms by an armed guard, she said.

"Am I scared? Uh huh! Will I fly again? Sure," said Stockwell, who posed for pictures with the crowd as she waited for the flight that would begin her long-planned vacation in Oahu, Hawaii.

Freeway exits were blocked and traffic was diverted from the airport for most of the morning as police and federal authorities investigated both incidents. Bratton told a news conference the law enforcement response went "smoothly."

"The combination of the two incidents required the actions that occurred -- the evacuation of the terminals, the closing of the airport -- till we could ascertain exactly what had occurred," he said. "The resulting inconvenience to thousands of people is unfortunate, but we have to first determine what happened and make sure that what happened is in fact unintentional acts."

The TSA determined that "there is absolutely no connection with terrorism," Marty said.

The shutdown today followed a bomb scare Friday at Ontario International Airport that prompted the evacuation of 1,000 people for two hours. The suspicious bag that caused it turned out to contain only cosmetics, officials said.

Authorities are especially wary of terrorism at Los Angeles International Airport, among the world's busiest. It has twice been targeted for attacks -- a foiled bomb plot planned for around New Year's Day 2000, and a shooting at a check-in counter that left three dead on July 4, 2002.

Copyright 2004 Los Angeles Times
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:23:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 12:32:15 PM EST
I live about 1/2 mile from LAX. Nothing to report, planes were still landing, just not taking off about 2 hours ago. Things seem to be back to normal now.

I did notice a huge increase in Taxi traffic. These guys were driving like madmen trying to get to the airport. I'm assuming with all the cancelled flights, people were needing transportation to local hotels and such.

EAM
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:10:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By Oslow:
They had to take people to the hospital because a battery shorted out?



Ringing of their ears $$$,$$$.$$



Yeah, that was my next thought. Two week vacation with pay and maybe a disability retirement.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:19:28 PM EST
Yea ! I was thinking the same thing , I've seen car batteries explode ,but batteries in a flashlight Give me a friggin break



Originally Posted By RustyTX:
My flashlights explode and send people to the hospital all the time...

Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:31:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By M10KEN:
Yea ! I was thinking the same thing , I've seen car batteries explode ,but batteries in a flashlight Give me a friggin break



Originally Posted By RustyTX:
My flashlights explode and send people to the hospital all the time...



Yep, they can. I've heard, and have no personal experience, but my Pelican flashlight has a hydrogen absorber to aborb excess hydrogen gas given off by discharged alkaline batteries. It says that right on the instruction sheet.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 1:34:39 PM EST
Take a look at www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=270835 for more info on hydrogen and why this probably was an accident.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 2:23:57 PM EST
Batteries can explode. The easiest way is to combine an alkaline and a NiMH in the same device. The differing discharge rates can cause overheating and explosions.

That said, would disguising a small bomb be a good way to get it past screening? probably.

A TSA guy was inspecting a suspicious object at a screening point and it exploded in his hand. His ears may recover but I bet his shorts are goners. Separately and about a half an hour difference, somebody decided they didn't need to wait for screening and ran up a down escalator into a secure area. Since terminals are connected close behind the secure line they had to close it and the connected terminals.

Was it terrorism? no I bet 2 dumb people put a huge crimp in the air travel system today.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:10:01 PM EST
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