Explosives found in vehicle at Fort Gordon

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:39 PM
Last updated Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:33 AM
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A Keysville, Ga.,  man was arrested on Fort Gordon Tuesday afternoon and charged with  impersonating a soldier.

Authorities also found explosives and "military-like" items in the man's knapsack and vehicle, according to a Fort Gordon press statement issued this morning.

Authorities have not released the name of the man but said he is suspected of stealing military equipment from the post in April.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, Fort Jackson Explosive Ordnance Unit, Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI were notified.

Fort Gordon Spokesman Buz Yarnell said Tuesday evening that the alert level at the post was not heightened and that "we're not using the word terrorist, either.

" The vehicle was not parked near any housing, Yarnell said.

Yarnell said that military police are always on the lookout for unusual vehicles and this particular vehicle caught their attention. He did not go into more detail.

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Frank I
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Frank I 06/15/10 - 11:10 pm
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so, not to discount the

so, not to discount the story, but if Buz Yarnell is the "spokesman" why is it he knows no details of the arrest, the charges or the name of the suspect arrested? Once arrested, the FOIA provides that all of that be made available to the media for public dissemination...

Trey Enfantay
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Trey Enfantay 06/15/10 - 11:20 pm
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Frank - The FOIA doesn't

Frank - The FOIA doesn't apply for stuff like that in active/ongoing investigations. Nice try, though.

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flippinbricks 06/15/10 - 11:22 pm
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Sorry "Frank I" but you are

Sorry "Frank I" but you are misinformed as to what exactly the Freedom of Information Act is required to provide the general public. The federal government is exempt in certain instances from having to provide information under the FOIA. According to 5 U.S.C. 552(b) the government is exempt under Exemption 7, 7(A), 7(B), 7(C) and 7(E).

disssman
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disssman 06/16/10 - 04:50 am
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Who wants to bet they were

Who wants to bet they were fireworks?

corgimom
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corgimom 06/16/10 - 05:03 am
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No, disss, I think it's more

No, disss, I think it's more than that. But in any case, Ft. Gordon posts a huge sign saying what's prohibited- and they mean what they say.

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csrareader 06/16/10 - 05:06 am
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Frank --- "The FBI has joined

Frank --- "The FBI has joined the investigation" means the FBI is in charge of the investigation. The FBI is not going to release info this early in an ongoing investigation. All will come out in due time.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/16/10 - 05:10 am
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Whoa!

Whoa!

justus4
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justus4 06/16/10 - 05:31 am
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The article mentions "unusual
Unpublished

The article mentions "unusual vehicle" and that's enough for me. However, here's the question: If the owner of the strange vehicle works on-post, will he lose his job?

Frankie-B
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Frankie-B 06/16/10 - 05:50 am
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That couple trying to get

That couple trying to get onto McDill, and now this. Two similar stops in as many weeks. Good on the Security folks.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/16/10 - 06:02 am
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Thanks for following the

Thanks for following the story.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/16/10 - 06:08 am
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This is really scary, we

This is really scary, we never know what these nuts are capable of doing and any threat should be taken seriously. Hopefully they will find out what this man was up to but either way he was wrong in having explosives in this vehicle on base. Thank god no one was hurt.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 06/16/10 - 06:51 am
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Hmmm, well, Butch Palmer was

Hmmm, well, Butch Palmer was right about those "booming" cars...

disssman
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disssman 06/16/10 - 07:00 am
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On second thought what is

On second thought what is "military like"? It is either military or it isn't. And his charge is "impersonating a soldier"? I thought he had explosives? Makes me wonder if we are justifying spending millions for security by building gates along miles of open fence lines.

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duanejr 06/16/10 - 07:12 am
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Cnn has a report on this.

Cnn has a report on this. Authorities believe the man may have been involved in earlier thefts of military equipment at Fort Gordon

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crackerjack 06/16/10 - 07:38 am
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MyOpinion21
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MyOpinion21 06/16/10 - 07:39 am
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I wonder if this was related

I wonder if this was related to the woman who called 911 earlier yesterday from a pay phone saying something about blowing up Ft Gordon. I'm thinking she may have tipped them off.

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 06/16/10 - 07:48 am
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Thanks for the link

Thanks for the link Crackerjack. That is one strange looking man!

CATFISHSTEW
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CATFISHSTEW 06/16/10 - 08:11 am
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And speaking of someone

And speaking of someone impersonating a soldier....check out the Gresham Barrett political Ad with the Sargent in it. Is he trying to bring back the Gomer Pyle show or get elected for Governor of South Carolina.

CATFISHSTEW
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CATFISHSTEW 06/16/10 - 08:11 am
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And speaking of someone

And speaking of someone impersonating a soldier....check out the Gresham Barrett political Ad with the Sargent in it. Is he trying to bring back the Gomer Pyle show or get elected for Governor of South Carolina.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/16/10 - 09:06 am
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See updated story on this

See updated story on this site.

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reader54 06/16/10 - 08:07 pm
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He's toast. An example will

He's toast. An example will be made. Fed. time, no parole. He has to be"loopy" but that's why they build prison psych wards.

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