False alarm bomb scare

5/3/2010:

Bomb Squad Robots and more – for beeping truck

Hoboken Police have had their hands tied the past forty five minutes, after they were notified of a suspicious Toyota Tacoma with Connecticut license plates parked near the School at 4th and Bloomfield 5th and Clinton Streets. Some kind of beeping coming from the dashboard, in which some officials believed was coming from a malfunctioning Satellite radio receiver. Children were evacuated from the school as a safety measure regardless.

Must have been precautionary paranoia stemming from this weekend’s Times Square truck bomb debacle.

Don’t people know that bombs with beeping countdown timers only happen in the movies?

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14 Comments on "False alarm bomb scare"

nacholibre
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nacholibre

I called a few sources and was able to get a photo of the new HPD bomb robot in action:

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interested
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interested

Thanks for the laugh!

In response to nacholibre who said:
I called a few sources and was able to get a photo of the new HPD bomb robot in action:

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nacholibre
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nacholibre

*Affirmative*

In response to interested who said:
Thanks for the laugh!

MidnightRacer
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Don’t know about Houston, but I’m seeing plausibility of the VIACOM South Park theory since the SUV was parked in front.

BTW, anyone wonder if the authorities were expecting this, given the increase of NYPD, ATLAS, and Nat’l Guard troops over the past month (Penn Station, Grand Central)?

Easy-E
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MidnightRacer
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Taking from Bloomberg’s analytical prowess, given that we don’t have much evidence (though we’ve been tracking the person) the driver of the Toyota Tacoma in Hoboken was probably some B.E.N.N.Y. white espresso drinker who didn’t like the tax hike on properties in 07030.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

“Look! That SUV has a flashing red light on the dashboard!” “Quick honey, call the bomb squad!” The overreactions have begun.

MidnightRacer
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The over reactions aren’t limited to Hoboken. Along 78 from NYC to Morris County, I counted about a dozen 18-wheelers either being chased or pulled over by police. Saw HAZMAT out stopping all traffic, and a bunch of other fun things.

In response to xyzpdq who said:
“Look! That SUV has a flashing red light on the dashboard!” “Quick honey, call the bomb squad!” The overreactions have begun.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Imagine how fun it was working outside DC during the sniper attacks. I now know how many f-in’ white trucks there are!

Like after the anthrax mailings when every suburban mom thought they were being personally targeted by Al Queda. “But I didn’t request an LL Bean catalog…”

Or working a road block looking for Pee Wee Herman’s red bicycle…

In response to MidnightRacer who said:
The over reactions aren’t limited to Hoboken. Along 78 from NYC to Morris County, I counted about a dozen 18-wheelers either being chased or pulled over by police. Saw HAZMAT out stopping all traffic, and a bunch of other fun things.

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