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Posted: 6/23/2003 6:05:41 AM EDT
POSSIBLE explosives involved [url]http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-06-23-burbank-bomb_x.htm[/url] [url]http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAD274JAHD.html[/url] [url]http://cbs2.com/topstories/topstories_story_174095344.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 6:07:19 AM EDT
Content from these 3 links is pretty much the same.............
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 6:52:24 AM EDT
It's been 2-3 hours now & no update on the AP wire......
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:38:03 AM EDT
Probably just a bunch of immigrants again.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:46:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 10:48:28 AM EDT by osprey21]
U.S. National - AP Calif. Police Search Truck for Explosives Mon Jun 23, 9:52 AM ET Add U.S. National - AP BURBANK, Calif. - Authorities with bomb-sniffing dogs investigated a big-rig truck parked near the Burbank airport early Monday, after having gotten a tip that a truck driver was headed to town, possibly with terrorism in mind. The truck was on a road on the city border with Los Angeles near the northwest section of the airport. It was parked at the gate of a so-called fuel farm where tens of thousands of gallons of aircraft fuel is stored. "We are investigating possible explosives on a parked tractor-trailer near the Burbank airport," said a Los Angeles police officer who said he was too busy to give his name. Television news helicopters showed officers standing inside the trailer as a forklift began to unload a container inside it. No driver was visible and the officers were not wearing protective gear. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also on the scene. Authorities had been on alert for a big rig since the California Highway Patrol in Barstow received an anonymous telephone call Saturday afternoon, CHP Officer Brian Joy said Sunday. The man told authorities that a big rig towing a 50-foot green trailer was on its way to the Burbank airport and would probably arrive sometime Monday. The caller was in an unknown location in Texas. He said that he used to work with the driver of the truck and that the driver's motive "had to do with the war on terrorism," CHP Commissioner Spike Helmick said Sunday. The Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport's north-south runway was closed, with air traffic was diverted to the east-west runway instead. Passenger trains were prohibited from stopping at the airport. Local news radio, KNX, reports that the truck did carry explosives, but they are squibs and such as are used in movie special effects. Just enough truth to cause concern; basically, a truck carrying fireworks.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:51:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 10:53:44 AM EDT by SeaDweller]
I'm surprised they didn't shut down LAX and re-screen the thousands of people they would've made go outside to get back inside. Yes, I know this was at Burbank Airport but LAX is not too far away so they should've locked it down too. Them explosives squibs are pretty deadly and could take an eye out! I see this is a good way to get back at them tailgating truckers who bully people on the road.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 11:17:00 AM EDT
What did I just say? The newZ just reported that this may be linked to a trucker dispute.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 7:35:42 PM EDT
Trucker was interviewed, it was a crank call, the load was Hollywood-type effects - squibs & the like.........supposedly there was an issue with it being a non-union driver/trucking company
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