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  • Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people

    03/19/2015 7:50:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 17 replies
    Times of India ^ | 03/19/2015
    Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people FREETOWN: Sierra Leone said on Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. The worst-ever outbreak of the virus has claimed almost …Times of India · 7 minutes ago *****

    02/15/2015 12:37:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 14, 2015
    According to accounts from a McLean, Virginia resident, the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia are on lockdown for an unknown reason. Photos provided to Breitbart News show the entrance from the road barred and police tape around the perimeter. Patrol cars were reportedly on hand as well. The local resident also stated that the rear entrance to the facility was also blocked.
  • White House lockdown over unattended package ends

    02/03/2015 5:36:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2015
    A lockdown at the White House ended Tuesday morning after a specialized bomb team was brought in to examine an unattended package across the street. The suspicious package—found in Lafayette Square, the park across the street from the White House—forced the White House into lockdown for about an hour, starting at 7:10 a.m. ET. An explosive ordnance disposal unit went in to examine the scene. After nothing was found, the lockdown was lifted. …
  • BREAKING: Politico Story Confirms Michelle Obama Was Lying About Racist Incident At Target

    12/19/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by RummyChick · 149 replies
    gotnews ^ | 12/19 | johnson
    Michelle Obama was lying about a racist incident at her September 29, 2011 trip to Target in a People Magazine story, has learned. The careful orchestrated press event occurred in Alexandria, Virginia’s Route 1 Target store. Obama has told two different, conflicting accounts about her Target experience. The first time she claimed she helped someone because of her height in a 2012 appearance with David Letterman. Now she’s claiming there was a racist incident in People Magazine. She is also lying about having any interactions with customers. In fact, the store was under strict control by the Secret Service...
  • Fort Sam Houston Texas on Lockdown (vanity)

    11/23/2014 6:02:51 PM PST · by momincombatboots · 30 replies
    Self | 11/23/2014 | Self
    Fort Sam is on lockdown. Any help would be great, my only son is there.
  • North Korea capital 'under lockdown' amid rumours of threat to Kim Jong-un

    10/03/2014 12:18:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/03/2014 | Julian Ryall
    The North Korean capital has been placed under lockdown, according to sources with Pyongyang, raising new questions about the stability of Kim Jong-un's regime. Quoting sources within North Korea, the respected New Focus International news web site has reported that a ban on new travel passes to leave or enter Pyongyang was introduced on September 27. And while the North Korean authorities have in the past limited access to the capital, the latest restrictions even apply to permanent residents of Pyongyang, who are by definition the elite of the regime. "This sort of action suggests there has either been an...
  • Suspicious Person Report Prompts Lockdown ‘Safety Posture’ at L.A. Air Force Base

    06/17/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | June 17, 2014 | Melissa Pamer
    Reports of a suspicious person wearing a vest or backpack with wires coming out prompted the lockdown of the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo on Tuesday. No further details were available, according to the statement.
  • VA health centers on lock down in West Haven, Newington (Connecticut)

    05/20/2014 9:59:59 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | May 20, 2014 | unattributed
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care campuses in West Haven and Newington were limiting access and were on lockdown status Tuesday morning because of a “potential threat,” to the West Haven campus. The VA confirmed the lockdown status in a press release Tuesday morning, saying the threat was made by an individual.
  • White House on lockdown after man ´with two suspicious bags tried climbing over the fence´

    02/07/2014 1:50:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/14 | Meghan Keneally
    The White House has been put on lockdwon after an unidentified man was caught trying to jump the fence Friday afternoon. Secret Service officers apprehended the suspect and he is now in custody. The man was said to be carrying two large bags but the agency has not released any further information about the incident. They stressed to NBC News that they are not especially worried about the bags now that the man is in custody but they are following standard protocol. That included a call to Washington´s Metro Police Department´s Explosive Ordinance Division and they are said to be...
  • KSDK reporter working on school safety story prompted Kirkwood High lockdown

    01/17/2014 9:45:03 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 1-17-2014 | Jessica Bock and Kevin McDermott
    An undercover television news story to test security in local schools triggered a lockdown Thursday at Kirkwood High, angering parents and raising questions about media ethics.Students and teachers at the school were huddled in classrooms with the lights off for about 40 minutes Thursday afternoon after a man came into the school and asked to speak with security, then left.The visit was one of five made by the television station to schools in the region aimed at exposing lapses in school security.After hours of social media uproar, KSDK aired the news report at 10 p.m.During the segment, the station showed...
  • BREAKING: Connecticut college on lockdown as administrators instruct students to ´stay in doors´

    11/04/2013 11:58:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/4/13 | Michael Zennie
    Central Connecticut State University is in full lock down this afternoon and administrators are repeatedly urging students to stay indoors after an armed man was spotted on campus. Preliminary reports indicate that officers have contained the man in James Hall, a dorm at the university in New Britain, Connecticut. Shortly after the lockdown began, the Central Connecticut State website was taken down and replaced with a short, urgent warning: ´Campus Emergency. Remain Inside buildings. Stay in place! Stay away from Windows. Police are on the Scene.´
  • Connecticut college on lockdown

    11/04/2013 10:50:24 AM PST · by massmike · 72 replies ^ | 11/04/2013 | Associated Press
  • US Capitol in lockdown, reports of shots fired

    10/03/2013 11:36:30 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 969 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 3 , 2013 | Fox News
    BREAKING ... The U.S. Capitol is in lockdown, amid reports of shots being fired.
  • UPDATE: SMU issues statement on ‘active shooter’ lockdown

    05/10/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 9 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 05-10-13 | Matt Peterson
    SMU has now released its timeline for this morning’s lockdown, saying it was warned about the suspect at 8:35 a.m. and began taking precautions before issuing a lockdown a half-hour later. Like Dallas police, SMU notes that the suspect was never spotted on campus (despite that initial alert about him being “seen at Airline & Dyer”), saying the lockdown was called “out of an abundance of caution.” No word on why SMU’s alert labeled the suspect an “active shooter,” which reportedly brought some students to tears. No gun was found on the suspect, and no shots were ever fired.
  • Brooklyn Federal Court Building On Lockdown After Anthrax Threat

    05/07/2013 1:54:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    TPM ^ | 5/7/13 | Sahil Kapur
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, located in Brooklyn, was on lockdown shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after an anthrax threat, a court official confirmed to TPM. A source in the courthouse passed along an email from the court clerk informing court personnel of the threat. “An envelope was received with an anthrax threat and a white power and was released in the main clerk’s office on the first floor. Only one staff member came into direct contact with the powder,” the email read. “At this time and until we get an all clear...
  • Ron Paul: Police Manhunt For Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Scarier Than Attack

    04/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 158 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack.
  • Head of DHS Gets Smacked Down By Judge After Saying They Choose Which Laws To Enforce

    04/29/2013 12:59:21 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 20 replies
    mrconservative ^ | Bookworm
    "Under the Constitution’s separation of powers, the Executive is charged with enforcing the laws that Congress enacts. In Obama’s America, the executive office has aggregated to itself a previously unknown power: the power to pick and choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore. ......That arrogance has trickled down to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who is actually in charge of immigration matters. Last year, agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (“ICE”) sought an injunction against Napolitano challenging her directive that the agents must stop any efforts to deport illegal immigrants....
  • ‘Boston Strong’: Marching in Lockstep with the Police State

    04/22/2013 8:46:17 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 15 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | April 22, 2013 | John W. Whitehead
    The lesson for the rest of us is this: once a free people allows the government to make inroads into their freedoms or uses those same freedoms as bargaining chips for security, it quickly becomes a slippery slope to outright tyranny. And it doesn’t really matter whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican at the helm, because the bureaucratic mindset on both sides of the aisle now seems to embody the same philosophy of authoritarian government. Increasingly, those on the left who once hailed Barack Obama as the antidote for restoring the numerous civil liberties that were lost or undermined...
  • Is the Lockout/Lockdown Approach to School Lockdowns Dangerous?

    04/19/2013 9:16:09 PM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Campus Safety Magazine ^ | December 2012 | CampusSafetyMagazine In this video, Safe Havens Int'l Executive Director Mike Dorn discusses his concerns regarding the reliability of school lockouts/lockdowns.
  • 16 Eerie Images Of Boston On Lockdown

    04/19/2013 6:53:52 PM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 19, 2013 | Anna North
  • Tarrant County Community College SE campus on lockdown (TX)

    04/16/2013 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 19 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 ^ | 16 April 2013 | Mark Norris
    Tarrant County Community College southeast campus in Arlington is on lockdown midday Tuesday after reports of an armed suspect near campus. Scanner traffic indicates that Grand Prairie Police are looking for an armed burglary suspect who has a stolen .22 firearm. Suspect is reportedly wearing a black hoodie. Officials believe the suspect may be in a wooded area behind the campus. TCC sent out an alert to students telling them a lockdown is in effect. If they were in a building, students were told to stay in the room, turn out lights and stay away from doors and windows.
  • Lockdown at Carroll University in Waukesha (WI) after report of gunman

    04/16/2013 9:13:47 AM PDT · by Swashbuckler99 · 3 replies
    620 WTMJ News Radio ^ | 16 APRIL 2013 | Jay Sorgi
    WAUKESHA - Officials have locked down the Carroll University campus in Waukesha after a report of a man with a firearm. TODAY'S TMJ4's Jessie Garcia teaches a class on the campus, and Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker was assisting in a class there Tuesday morning. They both say a text notification went to students' phones. Jessie also said she received the notification. Jodi tells us the reportedly armed man was seen near the campus' tennis courts.
  • US: College on Lockdown After 14 Stabbed

    04/09/2013 2:16:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/4/13
    At least 12 people were wounded Tuesday in stabbings on the campus of Lone Star College Cy-Fair near Houston, local media outlets are reporting. As many as 14 people were hurt in the stabbing spree. Police say they have arrested a suspect. One victim is reportedly in critical condition. It was initially thought that there was a second attacker still at large, but officials now believe the attacks have ended. Officials put the school on lockdown in the aftermath of the attacks, telling students to stay away from the area. Those already on campus were told to seek shelter immediately....
  • Lockdown at Fort Knox reportedly lifted after shooting at post

    04/03/2013 4:12:20 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 79 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 04/03/13 | Fox news
  • "Not Even Letting Us Pray" [Church Evacuated While Mass in Progress]

    12/16/2012 2:05:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | December 16, 2012 | Kevin Hagen
    Newtown Church Evacuated After Threat Armed tactical response unit members moved past the St. Rose of Lima Church, which was evacuated following a threat. Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal By Jennifer Levitz NEWTOWN, Conn. – A parish that has become a haven for mourning in this stricken community received another shock Sunday when the packed noon service was evacuated because of threat. St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church was evacuated around 12:30 p.m. after it received “a menacing call that threatened to disrupt the Mass in a violent way,” said Brian Wallace, a spokesman for the Diocese...
  • No laws broken after gun spotted on ISU-Meridian campus(ID)

    10/12/2012 10:15:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 10 October, 2012 | Staff
    MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - Idaho State University-Meridian as well as Renaissance High School were in lockdown mode Wednesday after there were reports of an armed subject on campus. Police tell KBOI-TV that a husband and wife went to the school campus. The woman apparently went inside the school, but the man stayed behind in the vehicle, but was parked improperly. A parking lot attendant later went to the vehicle to ask the driver to move, but saw the man put a gun on the passenger seat. (Photos from the Scene >>>) The attendant went back to the school and told...

    04/24/2012 1:28:18 PM PDT · by hope · 26 replies
    (Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well. According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black...
  • Lockdown, The coming war on general-purpose computing

    01/12/2012 10:09:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies ^ | 1/12/12 | Cory Doctorow
    General-purpose computers are astounding. They're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them. This brings us back to something you might be sick of reading about: copyright. But bear with me, because this is about something more important. The shape of the copyright wars clues us into an upcoming fight over the destiny of the general-purpose computer itself. In the beginning, we had packaged software and we had sneakernet. We had floppy disks in ziplock bags, in cardboard boxes, hung on pegs...
  • Soldiers on Lockdown After 'Sensitive' Military Equipment is Stolen from Washington Base

    01/08/2012 11:19:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 1/8/12 | NewsCore
    FORT LEWIS, Wash – More than 100 soldiers were on lockdown Sunday after "sensitive" military equipment was stolen from a base in Fort Lewis, Wash. The soldiers were put on lockdown Wednesday after items such as scopes, night vision goggles and range finders went missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord over the holidays, reported. Lewis-McChord spokesman Matt Hinkle said Saturday that the army was carrying out a criminal investigation into the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division after the "sensitive" items went missing, The News Tribune reported. "They'll be on base until the items are found," Hinkle, who estimated the company...
  • Breaking: Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB, school on lockdown

    09/16/2011 12:29:45 PM PDT · by PDMiller · 41 replies
    KPHO ^ | 9/16/11 | Steve Stout
    TUCSON, AZ (KPHO/AP) - Davis-Monthan Air Force Base has stepped up security and limited traffic in and out of the base in the midst of reported gunfire. A Davis-Monthan Air Force Base spokesperson could not confirm reports of gunfire or say if anyone has been shot. An elementary school on the base is on lockdown, but a spokeswoman would release few details other than no one was being allowed in or out of the base
  • Shots fired at Davis-Monthan AFB

    09/16/2011 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 67 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN TV9 Tucson ^ | 9-16-2011 | Forrest Carr
    The KGUN9 News desk has received call from half a dozen people saying that David-Monthan AFB is on lockdown due to a possible shooter in the Civil Engineering building. KGUN9 News has not been able to reach anyone in authority to confirm those calls. One caller said she was inside the BX grocery store in the base when an announcement came over the PA stating that the store's doors would be locked due to reports of a shooter on base with an AK 47. Three callers stated that there were up to 2 shooters and that multiple shots had been...
  • Army base locked down over missing nerve agent

    01/27/2011 1:19:40 PM PST · by FredJake · 9 replies ^ | 1/27/2011 | Joe Newby
    The Blaze reports Thursday that Dugway Proving Ground, an Army base about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, was locked down for several hours because a small amount of toxic nerve gas was unaccounted for. According to a statement released by the Army, less than a quarter teaspoon of deadly VX nerve agent went missing. VX, the most toxic nerve agent ever developed, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless liquid that can kill within 15 minutes of exposure, according to a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The agent, first developed in 1952, has been designated a "weapon of mass destruction."...
  • Pope Air Force Base on lockdown after possible shooting

    12/16/2010 8:50:22 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 12-17-10
    Pope Air Force Base was on lockdown Thursday night after a shooting in base housing, according to a base spokesman. No one was injured in the shooting reported shortly after 9 p.m., but authorities were seeking to catch the unnamed gunman because of the potential danger, said Airman Kristopher Levasseur, a spokesman for the 43rd Airlift Wing. No one was being allowed to leave or to come onto base, he said.
  • South Florida City Issues School Lockdown After 'Credible Threat'

    11/10/2010 8:24:53 AM PST · by Doogle · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 11/10/10 | AP via FOX
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -- Pembroke Pines officials have locked down all the schools in the area as a precaution due to a "credible threat." A spokeswoman for Broward County Schools said Tuesday the threat was not directed at the schools. Nadine Drew said police are working on an unconfirmed but credible threat and there is "swat activity" in the jurisdiction." Drew said to minimize movement and activity at the schools as a precaution they are being placed on lockdown, everything as normal as possible at the schools. No other details were immediately available.
  • NASA Glenn Research Center on lockdown after reports of gunfire (Ohio)

    11/05/2010 8:01:00 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    WEWS ^ | 11/05/2010 | n/a
    Brook Park police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department have been called to NASA Glenn Research Center. NewsChannel5's Paul Kiska reported that at least eight cruisers are at the scene and emergency sirens are going off. NewsChannel5 got reports that there is a gunman inside building 77. The building is on lockdown. There are two ambulances on standby. They are being kept at the main gate to the facility, which is located near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A viewer who has connections inside the building said there were reports of shots fired. An e-mail into said he is communicating...
  • Texas A&M on lockdown, suspected gunman on campus

    10/28/2010 3:12:13 PM PDT · by native texan · 5 replies
    Asso. Press ^ | 10-28-10
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University has issued a lockdown on its main campus, warnings students of a suspected gunman on campus. University spokesman Lane Stephenson says a campus bus driver was on his route around 4 p.m. Thursday when he reported seeing an individual carrying a weapon, possibly a rifle, near the student union. The university's Web site says there is a "Code Maroon." It says students should remain indoors while police search the buildings.
  • Lakehurst military base on lockdown

    06/21/2010 8:03:00 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 27 replies
    Asbury Park Prss | 6/21/10 | CHARLES WEBSTER
    LAKEHURST — The Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is on lockdown this morning, base officials said. The lockdown went into effect at about 9:15 a.m., Senior Airman David Carbajal said. The lockdown means no one is allowed to leave or enter the military base. link:
  • Breaking: Lakehurst military base on lockdown (Ft Dix/McGuire AFB, NJ)

    06/21/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT · by BP2 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | MSNBC
    The Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst is on lockdown this morning, base officials said. The lockdown went into effect at about 9:15 a.m., Senior Airman David Carbajal said. The lockdown means no one is allowed to leave or enter the military base. Local police have cars and barricades blocking off Route 571 west of of Route 70. The lockdown was briefly applied to the Dix and McGuire sections of the 40,000-acre base, but is now in effect only at Lakehurst, Carbajal said shortly before 11 a.m. The New Jersey State Police has sent resources to assist with...
  • Northwestern U Law School on lockdown after report of man with a gun...

    01/27/2010 9:27:34 AM PST · by Doogle · 35 replies · 1,328+ views
    FOX ^ | 1/27/10
  • Pantex [nuclear facility] on Lockdown (Panhandle, TX) [Update: false alarm.]

    01/15/2010 7:51:23 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 63 replies · 2,557+ views ^ | 01/15/10 |
    Panhandle, TX - Friday 01/15/2010 -- The Carson County Sheriff's Department says Pantex is on lockdown. They wouldn't release anymore information except that they have a number of sheriff's officers at the nuclear facility, and they are investigating. NewsChannel 10 will keep you updated as information becomes available.
  • Emergency Notification (Princeton University)

    06/03/2009 8:37:13 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 25 replies · 1,207+ views
    News at Princeton ^ | June 3, 2009 | Princeton University
    Shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, a male with what appeared to be a handgun was reported near the vicinity of Dod Hall dormitory. Princeton University's Department of Public of Safety and Princeton Borough and Township police are investigating. Stay indoors until further instructions. Check the Princeton home page at for updates. Campus community members can check their e-mail as well.
  • Millions held in hedge funds lockdown

    10/02/2008 4:47:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 850+ views
    FT ^ | 10/01/08 | James Mackintosh
    Millions held in hedge funds lockdown By James Mackintosh Published: October 1 2008 23:43 | Last updated: October 1 2008 23:43 An increasing number of hedge funds are telling customers they cannot have their money back as rising withdrawals and exposure to Lehman Brothers hit the industry. The inability to access money has already had a knock-on effect: Absolute Return Partners’ Millennium Wave, a small fund of hedge funds, has had to tell its customers they cannot have their money back until it can retrieve it from the funds in which it invests. Luqman Arnold’s Olivant is also struggling to...
  • Report: Colorado HS Locked Down; Masked Men Inside

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A high school was locked down Thursday amid unconfirmed reports that two masked men were seen entering the building. Officers from various law enforcement agencies could be seen outside Boulder High School, and the entrances to the parking lot and the building were blocked off. Boulder Police spokeswoman Julie Brooks confirmed that the school was locked down and that authorities were on the scene, but she released no further details. She would not confirm a report by KOA Radio that a school staff member had seen masked men entering the building.
  • Deputy, Canine Killed In Lakeland (FL)

    09/28/2006 5:32:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 920+ views
    Sheriff's deputies are searching for the man who killed a deputy, his canine partner and shot another deputy following a traffic stop. Deputy Matthew Williams and his canine partner Dioji were killed. Williams has been with the department for 12 years. Deputy Doug Speirs was hit in the leg and is expected to be fine. He has been released from the hospital. It all started just after noon, when a deputy stopped the suspect for speeding. The suspect, described as a dark-skinned man with dreadlocks, then reportedly gave the deputy a fake identification. He then asked if he was going...
  • (April 2005) Bum wrap School mistakes huge burrito for weapon, goes into lockdown

    08/27/2006 5:24:23 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 35 replies · 954+ views
    MSNBC/Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2005 | Associated Press
    Bum wrap School mistakes huge burrito for weapon, goes into lockdown Updated: 7:43 p.m. ET April 29, 2005 CLOVIS, N.M. - A call about a possible weapon at a middle school prompted police to put armed officers on rooftops, close nearby streets and lock down the school. All over a giant burrito. Someone called authorities Thursday after seeing a boy carrying something long and wrapped into Marshall Junior High. The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapeños and wrapped inside tin foil and a...
  • Lawmaker Puzzled by Obscenity in Letter(MO Republican)

    04/20/2006 3:19:41 PM PDT · by LucyJo · 18 replies · 750+ views
    AP ^ | April 19, 2006 | SAM HANANEL
    Lawmaker Puzzled by Obscenity in Letter By SAM HANANEL, Associated Press Writer Wed Apr 19, 10:23 PM ET WASHINGTON - Nobody expects to get a letter from a member of Congress that ends with an expletive. But that's what happened when Rep. Jo Ann Emerson , R-Mo., recently corresponded with a resident of her southeast Missouri district. The letter ended with a profane, seven-letter insult beginning with the letter a — "i think you're an. ..." Emerson says she can't explain how the offensive language made it into the letter, which otherwise reads like a typical response to a citizen's...
  • Police move to lock down Melbourne

    03/07/2006 9:06:02 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 345+ views ^ | 8 March 2006 | Jamie Duncan
    POLICE are locking down parts of Melbourne as part of Commonwealth Games security preparations, with a week still to go before the opening ceremony. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon said security for the Games was now in full swing, with venues locked down following security sweeps in preparation for the opening next Wednesday. Police will evaluate security at the MCG later this week when they begin using airport-style screening to check spectators entering two dress rehearsals for the Games opening ceremony. In the largest security operation ever seen in Australia, more than 2500 military personnel will join Victoria's 13,000...
  • Shooting at Oregon High School

    02/23/2006 12:35:31 PM PST · by ferri · 24 replies · 839+ views ^ | 11:50 AM PST on Thursday, February 23, 2006 | Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A gunman at Roseburg High School wounded one person early Thursday, sending the campus into a lockdown, Roseburg Police and school administrators said. The victim, described only as a male student, was being treated at a local hospital, according to Sgt. Aaron Dunbar with the Roseburn Police Department. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known. The shooting happened just before 8 a.m., near the courtyard on the south side of the school, Dunbar said. A short time later, police tracked down and cornered the gunman, who police believe was also a male student. "There was...
  • L.A. County Jail in Lockdown After Riots

    02/06/2006 8:54:38 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 907+ views ^ | 2 6 06 | Associated Press
    CASTAIC, Calif. - Most of Los Angeles County's jail system was on lockdown Monday after fighting broke out between blacks and Hispanics at two jails over the weekend. One inmate died in the fighting, and more than 100 others were injured. The lockdown was intended to reduce tensions, and it wasn't clear how long it would remain in effect, said Lt. Robert Craton, a watch commander at the North County Correctional Facility. "We are making every attempt to get back to normal," he said. Black and Hispanic inmates at the North County Correctional Facility were segregated Saturday after the fighting...
  • Detention Co. keeps Al Asad in lockdown

    10/18/2005 8:36:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 358+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2005) -- Discipline can come in many forms for Marines in a combat area. For the Detention Company Marines and Sailors from 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, discipline means putting aside personal feelings to safeguard and house detainees who could have recently killed or injured fellow service members. The Detention Co. serves as a lock and key holder for detainees at a remote detention facility at Al Asad, Iraq. Many of the Marines are reservists, ranging in MOSs from communications specialists and artillerymen to motor transport operators and administration clerks. “It is something new and...