bomb at Downtown Disney

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  1. Tropicana

    Tropicana Earning My Ears

    Jun 3, 2006
    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.
  2. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Dec 11, 2006
    This has be reported several times on the DIS. Stuff Happens.

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