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07-02-2007, 04:58 PM
Jut ran across this story on the wires:
Pipe bomb-like device explodes at Disney
By The Associated Press
Originally posted on July 02, 2007

ORLANDO - A device similar to a pipe bomb exploded in a trash can at a remote
Walt Disney World parking lot early Monday, authorities said. No one was injured
and no serious damage was reported in what officials believe was an isolated
incident.Orange County sheriff's deputies responded to a 12:30 a.m. call from
Disney. An employee heard a loud noise and saw white smoke coming from the can
near the Downtown Disney shopping and entertainment district, Sheriff Kevin
Beary said."We have recovered a very crude, homemade, low-level device," Beary
said. "Because of the time and location of the event, we do not believe this
incident was designed to cause significant property damage or injury. We also
believe this is an isolated incident."Beary said investigators were still trying
to determine what the device was made of, but "end caps" typical of pipe bombs
were found at the scene. Beary said it blew holes in the can and blasted off its
doors.Beary said federal authorities have also looked into the matter, but his
office remained the lead agency. He said that was evidence no widespread plot
was suspected.Beary said authorities were on high alert because of the airport
attack in Scotland, and attempted car bombings in London, combined with
America's upcoming July Fourth holiday.Downtown Disney is modeled after the
downtown of an American city, and no price is charged for admission.Disney
spokeswoman Kim Prunty emphasized no one was hurt."We work closely with law
enforcement to continue to offer a safe environment," she said.

07-02-2007, 05:55 PM
This has be reported several times on the DIS. Stuff Happens.