Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Charlotte Area Roads Reopened

  
EXPLOSIVE DEVICE CAUSES POLICE TO CLEAR AREA

WHEC-TV reports: Four major roads in the Charlotte area are shut down. The Ontario State Parkway, Lake Avenue, Latta Road and Pattonwood Drive are closed at this time.

Not much information is being released at this time but we can report that there are many police officers in that area.

A witness tells News 10NBC they were at a store and saw a man being taken away in handcuffs. That witness was then told to get away because of an explosive device. Police told people in the area to leave.

YNN reports: Police said the incident began when an officer pulled over a driver for a seatbelt violation. According to police, the driver then became belligerent with them and was escorted away.

Police checked his vehicle and found what they said looked like a homemade stick of dynamite.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Only here! Can we ever just get through a month without some ridiculous psychotic idiot doing something in Greece? Though this does border the city, correct?

SCATS said...

To 1:37PM ~~ A WHOLE month!?

Yes, Charlotte borders the city, Greece & Irondequoit for the area they closed down today.

Anonymous said...

Good thing he wasn't in Greece and just speed off, SCATS. Under your guidelines he should be let go to do whatever he wants because we all know how crowded Charlotte is this time of year. The he could set off his bomb somewhere else.

SCATS said...

To 1:39PM ~~ My guidelines are to STOP THE CHASE WHEN THE PUBLIC BECOMES ENDANGERED BY IT. That protocol is used by many PDs. Check it out if you don't believe me ;)

By the way, if we handle it YOUR WAY, no one will be safe on our roads.

SCATS said...

Read what the Police Policy Studies Council says are considerations for high speed police chases:

http://www.theppsc.org/Staff_Views/Ashley/reducing_the_risks_of_police_pursuit.htm

"Whenever a law enforcement officer uses force to control resistive behavior, the legal system will attempt to answer two questions. Of these, the most fundamental is whether or not there was an appropriate and reasonable balance between the degree to which society would be exposed to harm should the force not be used and the degree of harm to society inherent in the level of force used."

Anonymous said...

How ridiculous can you be 1:39? If you chase someone with a car bomb, it will probably explode if he crashes and rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Scats, Ya gotta admit 1:39 is funny.
Don't you have a sense of humor about yourself? Let's hope it's not just all about making fun about others.

SCATS said...

To 1:59PM (1st comment) ~~ Excellent point! Thank you :)

To 1:59PM (2nd comment) ~~ Yeah, funny as in "peculiar." Of course I laugh at myself but the topic of public safety just isn't amusing to me in this context.

Anonymous said...

FYI. Charlotte is in the City of Rochester. It doesn't border the city.

Anonymous said...

Then you are taking yourself too seriously. You are not responsible for public safety. We are all just making our opinions known. Sometimes your slip is showing in how you respond to harmless poking.

SCATS said...

To 3:44PM ~~ I know that. I was talking about the AREA where the 4 roads were closed today.

SCATS said...

To 3:53PM ~~ Did it ever occur to you that perhaps I was sitting in a car with other familymembers at the intersection of Stone Rd. just minutes before that guy slammed into the innocent woman on 104? No??? Then maybe I have the right to a very strong "opinion."