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Old 09-11-2009, 10:14 AM
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Coast Guard Fires on Suspicious Boat in Potomac

Wow, breaking news on FOX, per Reuters.

That's all I have.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:16 AM
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FOX news contacted LE, they said they're busy. No further details.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:17 AM
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FOX reported this happened while they were observing a moment of silence for 9/11 at the Pentagon.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:20 AM
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Can't be good! But maybe it was just warning shots.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:23 AM
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10 rounds fired
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:24 AM
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Praying it's nothing...
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:24 AM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:25 AM
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FBI says Coast Guard has a lead on this, 'something happened.'

They should be hearing from Coast Guard shortly.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:27 AM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:30 AM
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It was a training exercise!
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:31 AM
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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.'
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:33 AM
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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!

Good grief!


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Old 09-11-2009, 10:35 AM
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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.


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Old 09-11-2009, 10:36 AM
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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.
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Outrageous!"Felony Stupidity" Unacceptable and Inappropriate
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http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/09/11/pot...oat/index.html

"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.

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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.
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Outrageous!"Felony Stupidity" Unacceptable and Inappropriate
Yup I agree fhc.

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.
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