Posting Threats Brings SWAT Team

Posting Threats Brings SWAT Team

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Cautious

New York, NY

#1 Jul 1, 2012
Stephanie Milan, 18, was relaxing in her family’s living room Thursday watching the Food Network when a heavily armed squad of Evansville police officers arrived on the front porch.

Dressed in full protective gear, police broke the storm door of the home at 616 East Powell Ave.— the Milans’ front door was already open on the hot summer day. They also broke a front window. They tossed a flashbang stun grenade into the living room that made a deafening blast. A short distance away, a local television crew’s cameras were rolling. The police had invited the station to videotape the forced entry of the residence.

This is a little more difficult that a traditional crime scene, because we’re dealing with the Internet. They definitely weren’t expecting (a SWAT team at the door). The reason we did that is the threats were specific enough, and the potential for danger was there.

“This is a big deal to us,” Cullum said.“This may be just somebody who was online just talking stupid. What I would suggest to anybody who visits websites like that is that their comments can be taken literally.”

Link to complete articleeat

http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jun/22/...

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#2 Jul 1, 2012
It might be interesting to note...
This is about a post on TOPIX.

Since: Apr 10

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#3 Jul 1, 2012
That's hysterical! The cops actually BELIEVED SOMETHING ON TOPIX?!? ROTFLMAO!

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Since: Jan 08

Indian Trail, NC

#4 Jul 1, 2012
I don't think it is really what they BELIEVED.

Just like if you are at the airport...
And make a comment about a BOMB in your luggage...
Folks don't have a sense of humor about it...
And they'd be remiss if they didn't follow-up on it.

If you say it...
The authorities have to believe it is true...
WHEN the lives of others hang in the balance.

IMHO.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#5 Jul 1, 2012
Very true UTLT. If they didn't and it were true, all h*77 would break loose. It just struck me funny that they follow Topix!
willingidiot

Glens Falls, NY

#6 Jul 2, 2012
"Link to complete articleeat"

Suffer a stroke willy?
Riding the bus

New York, NY

#7 Jul 2, 2012
willingidiot wrote:
"Link to complete articleeat"
Suffer a stroke willy?
Now you have a name that fits you - you should stick with this one.

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