Coast Guard Fires on Suspicious Boat in Potomac

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  1. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Wow, breaking news on FOX, per Reuters.

    That's all I have.
     
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  3. fran

    fran Former Member

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    FOX news contacted LE, they said they're busy. No further details.
     
  4. fran

    fran Former Member

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    FOX reported this happened while they were observing a moment of silence for 9/11 at the Pentagon.
     
  5. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    Can't be good! But maybe it was just warning shots.
     
  6. fhc

    fhc New Member

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    10 rounds fired
     
  7. ScorpRising

    ScorpRising To thine ownself be true

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    Praying it's nothing... :praying:
     
  8. fran

    fran Former Member

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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?:confused:

    They started patroling the Potomac after 9/11

    I THINK it may have been warning shots if they didn't respond to their command.
     
  9. fran

    fran Former Member

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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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    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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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.
     
  11. momtective

    momtective Lifetime WS Non-Mod

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    It was a training exercise!
     
  12. fran

    fran Former Member

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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.'
     
  13. fran

    fran Former Member

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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!:eek:

    :rolleyes:
    fran
     
  14. fran

    fran Former Member

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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.

    :(
    fran
     
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    fhc New Member

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    !

    Outrageous!"Felony Stupidity" Unacceptable and Inappropriate
     
  16. fhc

    fhc New Member

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    NO explanation would be acceptable. jmo
     
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    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    Marthatex New Member

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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.
     
  19. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    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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