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.
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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