Talk:Passenger claims to have bomb, killed by air marshals at Miami International Airport

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"Air Marshal" has 1 l. -- posted by User:

Indeed it does. Fixed, thanks for the tip. --Deprifry|+T+ 20:30, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Just wanted to mention that the links to the AP story and the Miami Herald staff story may continue to be updated as the story develops, the story text referenced by those links has already changed a few times since I posted them about 4:30 PM Eastern time. Also, if someone has other streaming links besides the one to WFOR-TV , please add them, I think it will be especially interesting to wikinews users. Thanks, Carl, Southern Students for Choice

I'm willing to bet that the Guy was a Drug Mule and one of his "packets" that he had in his body exploded and caused his sudden Psychosis. Since the flight was from Columbia (a known source of Cocaine, thought this doesn't rule out other possible illegal drugs.) i'm betting that he wasn't bipolar, rather he got a massive OD of Drugs.Cantthinkofausername 23:58, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Hmm such bs I have to read here, first of all, you just assume because the original flight was from Colombia the guy had to be a mule! freaking wrong! Not only the guy had flown in a different flight from Quito, Ecuador, connecting to Miami where he changed planes to this one, and was not carrying any drugs or bombs. There is no connection to Colombia in this story to begin with.

It seems that the wikipedia article on this topic has more/better information. I'm not familiar with wikinews and its associated policies, but it seems like somebody might want to take some of the content from the wikipedia article and integrate it. --Squigish from wikipedia 02:48, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Dumb cop kills a bipolar guy who is already on the ground is the real story here; hope they bag the cop. Nyarlathotep 03:14, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

AP says that the Air Marshals declinced to comment on how many shots fired into the crazy person...Great! Another Bang bang, shot'em up.--icon256 07:15, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Self professed bomb carrier shot[edit]

If anyone says they have a bomb and they are acting irrationaly around any plane my family or I are on or about to be on, I want them dead. No chances to blow themselves up. No pc bullshit about what their intentions really were. gwkirk

good. then mabye the next time your having a bad day somone will shoot you. Do you not find it a LITTLE strange that NO BOMB WAS FOUND!! Do sheep like you eat up every bit of half truth fed to you?

He said he had a bomb. That has been confirmed by multiple witnesses who have nothing to gain by fabricating such statements. I would take that seriously. He forfeits the benefit of the doubt by such a statement. Or should we wait until someone detonates a bomb to confirm its existance?ChiTwnG 20:38, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Sheep allow themselves to be slaughtered.

  • Guys, I would argue that this "discussion" has nothing to do with the work on the article. --Deprifry|+T+ 16:11, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I think that's fine. Part of news is talking about the news. As long as it doesn't end up getting into personal, racial, etc insults. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:17, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
      • I'm just afraid that it is going right into this direction. --Deprifry|+T+ 16:20, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Is that the best you have? "Sheep allow themselves to be slaughtered." well for starters - no they do not, which proves your ignorace of a topic. But my point was that there are too many holes in this story to accept it as fact. Let me clairfy, not the person writing it here, but the sources themselves. This really seems like the equilivant of "yep we shot'em but quick - - look over there!"

Did not claim to have bomb[edit]

According to a report [1] no one but the air marshals claim he shouted he had a bomb.

The marshals say Alpizar announced he was carrying a bomb before being killed.
However, no other witness has publicly concurred with that account. Only one 
passenger recalled Alpizar saying, "I've got to get off, I've got to get off," 
CNN's Kathleen Koch reported.

Okay, I've changed the emphasis to reflect that only the air marshal's are claiming this. I bet you he didn't say "he had a bomb", but just went nuts & thought someone else had one, or something. He had just been through lots of security after all. The air marshals probably only just heard him say bomb & panicked. Nyarlathotep 22:50, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Editing the title[edit]

It was mentioned before, that no one, except the Air Marshal, claimed that Mr. Alpizar actually had a bomb. So therefore, "Passenger claims to have bomb, (...)" in the title needs to be changed. --Ran J. 13:27, 18 March 2006 (UTC)