Bomb threats at two airports and Princeton

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  1. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    UPDATE 1-Atlanta airport evacuated after explosion in maintenance shed

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/usa-airport-atlanta-idUSL2N0EN0MT20130611

    Reuters) - A section of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta was evacuated on Tuesday after an explosion in a maintenance shed, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department said............

    In a separate incident, authorities reported a bomb threat at a building near the Georgia State Capital in downtown Atlanta, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety said. No further details were immediately available.

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    Richmond, Va., airport reopens after receiving threatening phone call that prompted evacuation

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/1...ng-threatening-phone-call-that/#ixzz2VvEUT9Lu

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    Princeton University evacuates campus after bomb threat

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/us-usa-princeton-threat-idUSBRE95A0QD20130611


    (Reuters) - Princeton University evacuated its campus on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat to multiple buildings on its sprawling New Jersey property, according to the school's Twitter page.......

    This is NOT a test. There has been a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings," said one of the school's tweets at about 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT)..............more
     
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  3. Peliman

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    Not forgetting yesterdays bomb threat either, it seems like a series of threats happening.

    PHOENIX (AP) -- No explosives were found on a Southwest Airlines plane that was diverted to Phoenix with 143 passengers on board, authorities said.

    The FBI said Monday that an afternoon flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, landed in Phoenix after someone called in a bomb threat.
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    How big was the explosion at the airport? The article says that there was no fire or smoke. But the electric was out at one concourse.

    I'm guessing that all the threats might be related? Odd choice of targets.

    A government building, an airport, in another state a college. And possibly an airplane.
     
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    Bomb threats rattle Princeton U., Georgia state Capitol

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/11/princeton-bomb-threat/2411359/

    Princeton University ordered the campus evacuated Tuesday due to a bomb threat to "multiple unspecified campus buildings."

    A posting on the university website at 10:26 a.m. ET directed all students and employees to go home and "do not return to campus for any reason until advised otherwise."

    The university said it is investigating the incident with "local, state and federal law enforcement agencies."...........more...
     
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    UPDATE ON ATLANTA AIRPORT:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/usa-airport-atlanta-idUSL2N0EN0MT20130611

    (Reuters) - A section of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was evacuated on Tuesday after a small electrical explosion in a maintenance shed caused minor damage but no injuries, airport and fire department officials said.

    The explosion around 8:40 a.m. EDT caused a power outage in Concourse D, which was evacuated, but no fire or smoke was reported at the nation's busiest airport, said Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward.

    Airport officials said the cause of the explosion was being investigated......MORE
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Sounds like this may have been a maintenance problem, not related to the other threats. Coincidental that it happened just at this time though.
     
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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    Is a particular group phoning in threats?
     
  9. Reader

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    They are trying to find out if all the threats are related:

    Four state buildings reopen after evacuation in Atlanta

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162...buildings-reopen-after-evacuation-in-atlanta/

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    Princeton University reopens after bomb threat

    http://centurylink.net/news/read/ca...p-princeton_university_evacuates_after_bom-ap

    It seems the Atlanta airport occurrence was some type of power failure. The other threats coming at the same time are suspicious to me...could be one person, group, or coordination of several of them.
     

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