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BREAKING NEWS: NORAD headquarters in Colorado was evacuated for about 4 1/2 hours
03-08-2013, 03:57 AM #1
The Ghost Of ULP Member
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NORAD headquarters in Colorado were evacuated for about 4 1/2 hours Thursday after employees found five suspicious packages, but the command's control room team was working at a backup location about eight miles away at the time and no essential missions were disrupted, officials said.

Employees became suspicious because something about the packages looked "out of place," said Jeff Bohn, a spokesman at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, where the North American Aerospace Command is based.

Bohn declined to say what the packages looked like or what appeared to be amiss.

Tests performed on the packages ruled out chemical, biological and radiological agents, Bohn said. The packages were then removed and were undergoing other tests, he said.

Bohn said he did not know how the packages arrived or whether they had been screened before they were delivered. He said that would be part of the investigation.

NORAD is a joint U.S.-Canadian command that defends the skies over both nations and monitors sea approaches.

About 1,500 people were evacuated from the headquarters building.

NORAD's control room team was operating at a backup location inside Cheyenne Mountain because renovations were under way in the building on Peterson Air Force Base, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a NORAD spokesman.

The Cheyenne Mountain site, carved out of the mountain in the 1960s to withstand a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union, used to be the primary control room.

In 2006, NORAD began preparations to move the control room to its current location on Peterson, saying it would save money and consolidate personnel. The Cheyenne Mountain control room is kept on standby for backup use.

NORAD shares its headquarters building with the U.S. Northern Command, which is responsible for defending U.S. territory from attack and helping civilian authorities.

Officials said essential Northern Command operations were not interrupted.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/suspi...o-18678325
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/us/article...336948.php
http://ktar.com/23/1616146/Evacuation-li...rs-in-Colo
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/07/32...nd-at.html
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld...kages.html
03-08-2013, 04:01 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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damned.gif Good lord, our nuclear defense and tracking capabilities were taken down by packages? blink.gif wtf2.gif

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03-08-2013, 04:01 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Someone probably ordered a box of donuts and forgot about it. 13.gif
03-08-2013, 04:03 AM #4
The Ghost Of ULP Member
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(03-08-2013, 04:01 AM)Octo Wrote:  Someone probably ordered a box of donuts and forgot about it. 13.gif


LOL
03-08-2013, 04:26 AM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-08-2013, 04:01 AM)Octo Wrote:  Someone probably ordered a box of donuts and forgot about it. 13.gif

Maybe it was one of those discreetly delivered packages and someone at the warehouse forgot to switch the item off before it was shipped and so it arrived with an ominous buzzing sound (*-*)
03-08-2013, 04:29 AM #6
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-08-2013, 04:01 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  damned.gif Good lord, our nuclear defense and tracking capabilities were taken down by packages? blink.gif wtf2.gif

Back in 2001 a few box cutters paralyzed the entire nation and shell shocked the whole world...

When somethings already on the edge,it doesnt take much to push it over...
03-08-2013, 04:40 AM #7
Gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
Dry Run uhoh.gif
03-08-2013, 04:45 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(03-08-2013, 04:29 AM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(03-08-2013, 04:01 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  damned.gif Good lord, our nuclear defense and tracking capabilities were taken down by packages? blink.gif wtf2.gif

Back in 2001 a few box cutters paralyzed the entire nation and shell shocked the whole world...

When somethings already on the edge,it doesnt take much to push it over...


Setting the stage is half the job.

03-08-2013, 04:49 AM #9
Gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
Theres no way anyone got near that place much less inside of it. Its someone on the inside. uhoh.gif
03-08-2013, 05:14 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif You doughnut conspiracy theorists.

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03-08-2013, 05:20 AM #11
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-08-2013, 04:49 AM)Gumby Wrote:  Theres no way anyone got near that place much less inside of it. Its someone on the inside. uhoh.gif

Exactly,that was my first thought as well...

Like me trying to walk inside the whitehouse,i wouldnt even get across the front lawn before i was detected and scanned and stunned and paralyzed and tackled and dragged away before i even realized what happened to me...

The script writers for the politicians and the media news casters must be working overtime trying to keep the sheeple distracted with meaningless lies and warped truths and things that didnt even happen,so we dont notice atomic north koreazilla about to unleash itself...
03-08-2013, 05:21 AM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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I bet it was Mayor Bloomberg.

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03-08-2013, 05:21 AM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Seriously though, can't the postal services even hire trained sniffer dogs?
03-08-2013, 05:31 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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They do, but they're only trained to find pot. bored.gif
03-08-2013, 05:43 AM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-08-2013, 05:31 AM)Octo Wrote:  They do, but they're only trained to find pot. bored.gif


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