29 August 2007

Bit of excitement in Queanbeyan last night

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This event was reported on Sunrise this morning as being ‘just outside of Canberra’ and I think they said the gunman was using a pellet gun.

Police in Queanbeyan locked down a street in the centre of the city last night after a gunman believed to be in a crowded block of flats opened fire.

The police cordoned off Campbell Street, just 1km from the centre of town, at around 4pm after the shots were heard.

As many as 15 rounds were fired by the gunman during the stand-off.

They haven’t caught the gunmen yet…

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So that’s what was going on. I stooged through after 6pm to grab some stuff at the home brew shop, and Crawford st had cop cars and bikes with lights going, and everyone (including the cops) standing looking down the street that goes behind the pool.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt7:54 pm 29 Aug 07

Welcome to Queanbeyan. Beautiful one day, perfect the next.

“Why didn’t the cops just put on some goggles and capsicum-spray his ass?”

What about a tear-gas canister through the window, shortly followed by the black pyjama brigade?

I’ll be really concerned though if I see the Kevlar Stab resistant school wear there now selling in Briton though. But with looneys like this taking potshots and klevar wielding idiots, maybe bullet/stab proof casual wear wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Well there was a red-Moon!

Yeah, the guy was shooting at people and cars that were going past. There were a bunch of kids (in true Queanbeyan style) standing there mouthing off to the cops during the entire thing, until one of the by-standers told them to rack off and they eventually disapeared down to Woolies. Cops in bullet-proof jackets were seen way before 11pm… Anyway, next time this happens, we’ll strap a pillow to fnaah, send them in and hope for the best – problem solved!

That’s like comparing a kid with some fireworks to the Unabomber.

Why didn’t the cops just put on some goggles and capsicum-spray his ass?

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