Friday, December 29, 2006

This is NOT what a potential act of terrorism looks like..?

Train Station Closed After Man Spills Mercury
Police Say Suspect Did It Intentionally
Dec 25, 2006 8:03 pm US/Pacific
(CBS) LOS ANGELES Things were back to normal Monday at a downtown Metro train station that had been closed because a man intentionally spilled mercury on the platform, a sheriff's sergeant said.
A security camera recorded a man pouring about two ounces of the potentially lethal metal out of a container about 6:50 a.m. Saturday at the Metro Red Line Pershing Square Station at 500 S. Hill St., said Sgt. Loy Luna of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sheriff's Department.
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Because the motive was unknown, the incident was being investigated as a crime and not as a potential act of terrorism on mass transportation, Holland said.
Authorities believe the suspect merely meant to inconvenience people, he said.
The suspect was described as a white or Middle Eastern man, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, Luna said.He was wearing a brown jacket, he said.
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