Threat on Bush Closes D.C. Streets -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2002, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,079
Arrow Threat on Bush Closes D.C. Streets

Washington paramedics load an unidentified man into an ambulance near the Agriculture Department in Washington Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 where he was arrested after claiming to have explosives in his van, left, and making threats against President Bush.

Threat on Bush Closes D.C. Streets

Nov 13, 1:20 PM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - A man was arrested Wednesday morning outside the Agriculture Department after claiming to have explosives and making threats against President Bush, police said.

A city police department bomb squad fired a water cannon at two suspicious packages found in a rental van the man had parked outside the department. Neither was found to contain explosives, said police spokesman Quintin Peterson.

An officer with the Federal Protective Services was first alerted to the man. The FBI and D.C. police were questioning him, and the Secret Service was looking into whether to charge him with threatening the president, Peterson said.

Morning rush-hour traffic was brought to a standstill as several streets were closed in the area, and about 7,000 people were evacuated.

Officials tore open a file box full of books from the and inspected a suitcase and clothing bags, and the FBI confiscated the truck.

People were allowed back into the building and the roads reopened by midmorning.

CHOCO is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome