Ground halt IAH after person shoots self near checkpoint

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, May 2, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    In an abundance of caution:
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Lazy retards, just hose things down, clean stuff up & get back to work!!!!
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This figures ....

    Air marshals don't seem to be able to hit any real threats, but they're fabulous at taking out unarmed nutcases in jetways. It's also good to have a couple around for followup after the passengers have subdued any shoe/underwear bombers that made it past security. Let the pax do the dangerous work while the air cop eats his donuts.
     
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Near ticketing counter but high drama from LEO. Stop all planes!
    Except that's not what happened:
    Anything to embellish the security threat! http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/02/us/texas-houston-airport-shooting/index.html
     
  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Wonder how the TSOs reacted.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA will use this to move the secure area further out.
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Depends on (1) how scared they were and (2) if some scare pax left behind some stuff to steal. Note that our Maginot Line in the War on Terror appears to have played no role in dealing with the threat.
     
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Again yet another LEO that couldnt hit the broad side of a barn and point blank range... not surprised but then again the average citizen seems to be a better shot then those that are supposed to be "Trained Shooters"

    Lots of luck to them in Texas as non sterile side they don't have jurisdiction. Then based on previous actions by TSA I would be be very leery of them and more inclined to draw my weapon.
     
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Trained Shooters who insist everyone should be very afraid!:
    Were those the suicide's last words? Where does this :trash: come from?
     
  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The crazy man shot into the air. Does that strike you as the act of a person intending to kill anyone else? So, yeah, :trash: times 50.
     
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  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Not a sheep so I don't buy that load of :trash:, and why I have undertaken the training I have on many levels/subject. Recent court rulings say they have no obligation to protect us. Average response time of 911 is 8 minutes at a minimum ... 9mm responds at 9-1300 FPS ... which would you choose?

    Probably the north bound view of a south bound (expletive deleted) PIO for HPD.

    Once again TSA shows how little it cares and how little it knows how to react with the :trash: hits the fan... In other words if something were to happen YOYO (Your On Your Own)
     
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Correct!
    Sounds like it was relatively calm until TSA agents started screaming, "Run!"
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Suicide by cop?
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds like it, latest is that the air marshal didn't miss:

    ... which now means that air marshals have a proven track record with:
    • unarmed nutcases in jetways
    • armed nutcases who want to die (though the decendent might have to finish the job himself)
     
  15. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Aaaaaaaaaand I initially read that as "frames per second." Step away from the encoder, Cee-Dub. Put down the jog wheel and nobody gets hurt.

    (Tangential but hopefully good for a little levity in the face of more stupidity.)
     
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  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Fast frame rate.
     
  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Feet per second

    LOL too many TLA (Three Letter Acronyms).
     
  18. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    But does it qualify as a shootout? :D
    The police saying he planned to "take out the entire terminal" Was it Terror envy? Stats? DHS money?

    A few minutes and it was over. Except for the drama and OT...
    :rolleyes:

    And, oh yes, the unlucky travelers:
    If flyers couldn't rebook today, it's on them. But everyone IS SAFE!!!!
     
  19. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    How long will it be before everyone will be searched coming into the airports. One guy caused everyone to take off their shoes, one guy caused everyone to be scanned. One thing we do very well in this country and that's over react.
     

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