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Air Marshals shoot suspected bomber in Miami.

Postby Shazzam » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:58 pm

This was such a strange news article. Yesterday at Miami airport a man was shot and killed as he was suspected of carrying a bomb. Apparently the man was acting strange and then started yelling that he had a bomb. The air marshals tried to take control of the situation but the man went to put his hand inside his bag, so he was shot and killed.

The flight had come into Miami from Columbia.

After investigations were finished it was determined he wasn't carrying a bomb.

Why on earth would someone do this. He obviously had a death wish. :shock: :?
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Postby Danyet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:28 am

Didn't they say he had Bi-Polar disorder or something?
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Postby Shazzam » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:14 am

danyet wrote:Didn't they say he had Bi-Polar disorder or something?


I didn't hear that. But tonight there is news coming through that other passengers on the plane reckon that he never said he had a bomb. :shock: :?
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Postby Danyet » Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:42 pm

What I heard was that he began running up and down the aisle yelling and saying he had a bomb in the bag and a woman was with him and she was yelling that the guy was mentally ill.

The marsalls got the guy to lie down on the floor of the rampway but then he reached into his bag. That is when he was shot.
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Re: Air Marshals shoot suspected bomber in Miami.

Postby ahmads » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:01 pm

Shazzam wrote: He obviously had a death wish. :shock: :?

absolutely ,yes .
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Postby Shazzam » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:39 pm

danyet wrote:What I heard was that he began running up and down the aisle yelling and saying he had a bomb in the bag and a woman was with him and she was yelling that the guy was mentally ill.

The marsalls got the guy to lie down on the floor of the rampway but then he reached into his bag. That is when he was shot.


That is so confusing isn't it. If they had him at such close range (i mean he was lying down) why did they kill him :?: Why didn't they just shoot him in the arm or hand :?:
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Postby Danyet » Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:41 am

They didn't shoot him in the arm because that would not have killed him. They needed to kill him as instantaneously as possible because if he did have the switch to fire his bomb all it would take is a flinch to set it off. That is why they shot that guy in London in the head.
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Postby Shazzam » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:53 pm

danyet wrote:They didn't shoot him in the arm because that would not have killed him. They needed to kill him as instantaneously as possible because if he did have the switch to fire his bomb all it would take is a flinch to set it off. That is why they shot that guy in London in the head.


I didn't think of that! Sorry. It sounds like a really stupid question now. I can understand the circumstances. Why on earth would someone say that they have a bomb when they don't. :twisted:
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Postby Danyet » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:44 am

I think he truely was mentally ill.

You know, cops only have a second or two to make some of these decisons that they are forced to make. Imagine yourself in their shoes at these times. There are great risks involved no matter what they decide to do sometimes.
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