Skip to comments.No terror ties found so far in bomb case (Norman bombing)
Posted on 10/04/2005 11:29:02 PM PDT by indcons
NORMAN - The FBI has found no evidence so far that a University of Oklahoma student who died in a bombing Saturday night tried to get inside the football stadium or had ties to any terrorist organization, officials said Tuesday.
The FBI also has found no evidence anyone else was involved, officials said. Still, OU plans to tighten security at upcoming football games. Fans can expect bags and purses to be checked more closely.
“They should come a little earlier,” OU President David Boren said. “Be patient with us - know it’s only for their safety that we’re being very, very thorough.”
Fans also will not be allowed to leave at the half on passes and return.
Joel “Joe” Henry Hinrichs III is believed to have died in an explosion about 7:30 p.m. Saturday on a campus bench about 100 yards from the packed Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Investigators are treating the death as a suicide.
OU was playing Kansas State before more than 80,000 fans. The game was in the second quarter. The blast could be heard inside the stadium.
Explosives later were removed from the student’s university-owned apartment.
The FBI continues to investigate. One agent re-interviewed the student’s father Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hinrichs, 21, was a junior majoring in engineering. He has been described by his family and the university as a loner with emotional difficulties. He dropped out in 2003-2004 but returned.
The FBI has reviewed surveillance tapes, interviewed acquaintances and checked Hinrichs’ purchases.
The FBI also looked at possible ties to Islamic groups after learning Hinrichs’ roommate is from Pakistan, attended a nearby mosque and worked for the OU athletics department, The Oklahoman has learned.
Up to this point in time, no one has seen him trying to get into the game, Boren said.
One OU senior, Adam Smith, of Oklahoma City, however, said a stadium guard Saturday night told him a guy had sprinted off outside Gate 6 after refusing to let his backpack be searched.
PING. New article dated 10/05/2005. Some really interesting details. Check it out!!
And stand around in lines so the Pak room-mate and friends can finish the job.....
Another "lone nut". Such plausible deniablity. The LAX shooting, DC snipers, Charles Bishop/Bishra, the anthrax mailings, the shoe bomber....
"Pay no attention", "nothing to see here".
Some wanted (and still want) to view the 9-11 attacks as the work of "lone nuts".
Do we know the names of these students yet? thx
UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE! WEll,we have a name now of the roomie! So..they were at a party after the bombing...Bet it was those other apartments they raided(can't remember the name right now)! FOR CRYIN OUT LOUD..THE PC BUREAUCRATS ARE GONNA GET US ALL KILLED!
No mention that I can find of the attempted large purchase of fertilizer 4 days before the blast.
He apparently tried to buy Ammonium Nitrate at a place called Feed and Seed. The links have been posted on the main thread. You can also search for "Norman Bombing" as a key word and there is an entire article devoted to his failed attempt.
Well, that does it for me. The investigative digging turned up some "officials" with no names. Yep. I will now go get in line for my daily ration, since there is a clear explaination for the whole misunderstanding. From an official no less. How dare a lowly serf such as I question an almighty, un named official.
Nothing at all to be concerned about. Just keep spending money...that's the important thing.
Ellison Feed and Seed!
Thanks, PKM. Did you see that last statement in this article about the guy running away after being asked to show his backpack? The FBI questioned his father again. We also have the name of his Paki roomie, Fazal Cheema. All interesting stuff indeed.....BTW, you were uncomfortably close to a major incident (to put it mildly).
Surely you cannot comprehend that 19 lone nuts could possibly, maybe, get the same urge at the same time. We must need some sort of compliance test for all people that might resist the new caliphate. Unfortunately for the test administrators, many of them may not live to fully appreciate the attempt. Just sayin'.
I know. I find it strange that there's no mention of this in this article.
Did you mean "PC", or "DC"?
Too close for comfort! I go in Gate 7 and you can guess what gate is next to us! Gate 7 is used an exit gate in case of an emergency -- I just remembered that. They announce it at every game where the emergency exits are.
Where is Gate 6 relative to the bench where the bomb went off?
Thought you may want to know the name of Hinrichs' roommate. According to this article the name is Fazal M. Cheema - Finance Major.
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