Monday, March 17, 2008

Suicide Bomber Shot in Boulder

From NBC5i.com:


BOULDER, Colo. -- A man in a wheelchair who threatened to blow up Boulder Community Hospital with a detonation device strapped to his oxygen tank has been shot once in the chest, ending a four-hour-long standoff, police said.
If I'm ever in a situation where someone says he has a bomb, I doubt it will be four seconds before he has a bullet in him, not four hours. If someone straps a bomb on to themselves, go ahead and help them on over to the other side before they can hurt others.

Oh, before folks start weeping about the wheelchair:

Baughman, who was once a patient at the hospital, was not wheelchair-bound but was using the wheelchair as part of his threat, Huntley said.
Granted, the bomb may have very well been a fake, but in this day and age who wants to take that chance?

2 comments:

Fire said...

Even IF the bomb was fake, he deserved exactly what he got. Lead to the chest.

It's the same as if an idiot points a realistic gun at someone; he deserves some lead between the eyes. One less idiot to deal with.

JHardin said...

Should have shot the valve off the tank and watched him go flying around the room...