Wow, breaking news on FOX, per Reuters.
That's all I have.
FOX news contacted LE, they said they're busy. No further details.
FOX reported this happened while they were observing a moment of silence for 9/11 at the Pentagon.
Can't be good! But maybe it was just warning shots.
10 rounds fired
Praying it's nothing...
The President and First Lady were at the Pentagon. They had gone over the Bridge on the Potomac and were, I believe, going to return that way.
This COULD have been a Coast Guard exercise?
They started patroling the Potomac after 9/11
I THINK it may have been warning shots if they didn't respond to their command.
FBI says Coast Guard has a lead on this, 'something happened.'
They should be hearing from Coast Guard shortly.
Per Fox News quote from FBI "Something happened and the Coast Guard had the lead on it.
Expect a statement from the Coast Guard soon.
It was a training exercise!
AP reporting coast guard said 'it was a training exercise and no shots fired.'
Local are telling reporter, 'it was a training exercise and fake bullets fired.'
Oh, I get it, like the fly-by of NYC?
Poorly timed as the President was going back and forth to the Pentagon today.
It is an exercise!
They said they exercise regularly.
But on 9/11 when the Pres and First Lady are using the bridge?
Oh boy, someone is probably in trouble.
NO explanation would be acceptable. jmo
"A Department of Homeland Security representative later said no shots of any kind had been fired."
It was a routine training exercise that happens four times a week and no shots were fired.
much more at link
"Don't forget the kangaroo!"
Really bad day to do an exercise like that; but at least they are practicing regularly.
It seems like the Coast Guard would coordinate with Homeland Security and consider the date: 9-11. Good grief, not to mention the President's schedule.
CNN probably erred in reporting that actual shots had been fired. Everyone's so eager for a story these days. Sources should be checked; information verified. Evidently that caused the airlines to shut down for a while.
I'm also willing to bet that once it is investigated, those that are in charge will be looking at losing their career. (It's usually the higher up Officers in charge). They either will be severely disciplined with that being forever in their records or they will be relieved of their postion.
A very stupid reason to lose a career.
Last edited by Kat; 09-13-2009 at 02:48 PM. Reason: My punctuation was all over the place.
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