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Offline AbaraXas

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Columbus Division of Fire is investigating a report of an explosion at Columbus Police headquarters in Downtown Columbus.

A loud noise was heard inside the building in the 100 block of Marconi Boulevard around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police asked people inside the building to evacuate by the stairs.

Police and fire crews were going building by building checking for the source.

Homeland security officials arrived on scene shortly after 9:30 p.m.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/24/COLUMBUS_POLICE_EXPLOSION.html

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They heard a "loud bang."  I can think of a lot of things that go "bang" and are completely non-terrorist/non-criminal.
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I'm absolutely not drawing any conclusions here, but there is a very large Somali population in Columbus, and lately US Somalis have been up to no good.

I hope this turns out to be nothing.  This is a little too close to home.
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I'm absolutely not drawing any conclusions here, but there is a very large Somali population in Columbus, and lately US Somalis have been up to no good.

I hope this turns out to be nothing.  This is a little too close to home.

A "bang" and perhaps some white smoke/steam seen from the roof for a bit doesn't really strike me as a terrorist attack.  If they were going to hit a police station, they would have just hit it with a massive truck bomb.  If they were going to launch an attack on a soft target, they would go after a mall, movie theater, or sporting event.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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On the 10TV live stream, no one looks really anxious or concerned.

They did show some white smoke/steam coming out of what looks like a vent near the roof.  Might be something as simple as a major failure of a heating or A/C unit.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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A "bang" and perhaps some white smoke/steam seen from the roof for a bit doesn't really strike me as a terrorist attack.  If they were going to hit a police station, they would have just hit it with a massive truck bomb.  If they were going to launch an attack on a soft target, they would go after a mall, movie theater, or sporting event.

I know there's no cause to jump to any conclusions, it's just that terrorism is where my mind goes these days..............
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I know there's no cause to jump to any conclusions, it's just that terrorism is where my mind goes these days..............

It's easy to go there, but 99% of "explosions" are not terrorism.  We have one or two a year on the Texas A&M campus and they're either someone screwing up in a lab, a construction accident, or some piece of equipment fails and goes boom.
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It's easy to go there, but 99% of "explosions" are not terrorism.  We have one or two a year on the Texas A&M campus and they're either someone screwing up in a lab, a construction accident, or some piece of equipment fails and goes boom.

Living near the Radford Arsenal was fun when it came to odd explosions.


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