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Heard on the news the somethiing is going down in Flynn

By dr phil - 28 August 2009 18

***Updated – Confirmed as a stolen plumber’s van set alight in the middle of the oval. Area cordoned off due to chemicals stored in the van. A copy of the AFP media release (which isn’t online as yet) can be found in the comments. Canberra Times coverage here ***

First posted: August 27, 2009 @ 17:40

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Radio news said the bombies are at Flynn, the school is closed and that people are being told to leave the area. What is going on at Flynn???

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We love this stuff on Riot, as we get some great wild guesses, some funny comments and occasional break a story. BUT if you are going to post one of these add some detail FFS! The time you heard it (‘I just heard’ doesn’t cut it as Johnboy isn’t sitting full-time at the Riot desktop anymore), which radio station, etc. Its not much to ask and we know you are up to it.
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Heard on the news the somethiing is going down in Flynn
Gobbo 3:30 pm 28 Aug 09

God you are all hard.

A potentially huge story could have been occuring here.

Dr Phil did his best to get an alert our to us asap.

Every one worries about the facts.

Tch.

The facts either exist, or they do not.

If they do, Dr Phil was the first to advise us. If they don’t, then this has all been a waste of time!

The Brad 2:32 pm 28 Aug 09

>almost ran over a poor dog

Slightly ironic that the dog got your sympathy, when it would have been your inattentiveness to the surroundings that would have caused the dog to have been “poor”.

Unless that dog was actually short of a few bob.

btw, you just admitted breaking the law. Hope you posted that from the public library.

Hells_Bells74 12:05 pm 28 Aug 09

(crying) I better go to TAFE and learn to post (crying) FFS, trying to use my mobile when I did that post, in a hurry, late for work, almost ran over a poor dog as she ran across the road eating McDonalds. PLEASE FORGIVE ME RIOT GODS, PLEASE!!!!

Hearing this is something I believe your namesake on television would scoff at!

Jim Jones 11:14 am 28 Aug 09

dr phil said :

[ED RANT]

We love this stuff on Riot, as we get some great wild guesses, some funny comments and occasional break a story. BUT if you are going to post one of these add some detail FFS! The time you heard it (’I just heard’ doesn’t cut it as Johnboy isn’t sitting full-time at the Riot desktop anymore), which radio station, etc. Its not much to ask and we know you are up to it.

[/ED RANT]

(crying) I better go to TAFE and learn to post (crying) FFS, trying to use my mobile when I did that post, in a hurry, late for work, almost ran over a poor dog as she ran across the road eating McDonalds. PLEASE FORGIVE ME RIOT GODS, PLEASE!!!!

Perhaps rather than attempt a piss-poor post because you’re in a big hurry, maybe you could pay attention to what you’re doing instead and:

1: post later, or

2: not post at all.

Skidbladnir 11:03 am 28 Aug 09

caf said :

Between “Amature”, “Privelege” and “somethiing”, it’s been a bit of a week for mis-spelled headlines.

Excusable (it only happened once), inexcusable (happened frequently, and alternated with correct spelling, because the computer had a corrupt dictionary), and a typo.

This is why I hate it when my own lack of QA gets compounded by someone else’s lack of QA, and shitwork makes it into deployment. 🙁

p1 10:39 am 28 Aug 09

Why was the dog eating McDonalds?

caf 10:20 am 28 Aug 09

Between “Amature”, “Privelege” and “somethiing”, it’s been a bit of a week for mis-spelled headlines.

dr phil 9:41 am 28 Aug 09

[ED RANT]

We love this stuff on Riot, as we get some great wild guesses, some funny comments and occasional break a story. BUT if you are going to post one of these add some detail FFS! The time you heard it (’I just heard’ doesn’t cut it as Johnboy isn’t sitting full-time at the Riot desktop anymore), which radio station, etc. Its not much to ask and we know you are up to it.

[/ED RANT]

(crying) I better go to TAFE and learn to post (crying) FFS, trying to use my mobile when I did that post, in a hurry, late for work, almost ran over a poor dog as she ran across the road eating McDonalds. PLEASE FORGIVE ME RIOT GODS, PLEASE!!!!

gibbering 7:19 am 28 Aug 09

Apparently there was also a car on fire around the same time (yesterday) over in Lyneham (cyclists at work in Belco were comparing stories).

p1 10:56 pm 27 Aug 09

Because of the way acetylene is stored, it is potentially an explosion hazard for quite some time after being heated.

andym 8:37 pm 27 Aug 09

FYI
The nasty stuff would have been acetylene. The acetylene in cylinders becomes highly unstable after being exposed to heat and can explode up to 24 hours later.
http://www.rescue.org.au/Circulars/Acetylene%20Cylinders.pdf

taninaus 6:12 pm 27 Aug 09

Not original poster – 106 had coverage of Flynn being closed down and the pre-school not operating due to a plumbers van having suspicious substances in it. 666 on the way home said the van was burnt out at 2am and the surrounding area, including some houses being cordoned off until lunchtime – something about the burnt out van having nasty stuff in it that the police were worried about! at least with the school closed there were less kids to worry about!

Thumper 6:04 pm 27 Aug 09

Stolen car that was set on fire on the oval and has oxy cylinders on the back.

*yawn*

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:58 pm 27 Aug 09

AFP press release (not online yet so can’t link to it)

Police operation at Flynn ends

ACT Policing has concluded its cordon and containment of potentially explosive material at Flynn.

Police and ACT Fire Brigade attended a fire in a plumbers van at George Simpson Oval, Flynn around 2.20am today.

Due to the volatility of material inside the van, as a precaution police evacuated a number of nearby homes. The Flynn Preschool was also closed for the day.

The Officer in Charge of Belconnen Police Station, Sergeant Tanya Swift, extended her apologies to those members of the public who were inconvenienced by this incident and thanked them for their cooperation.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious persons or activity around a white van in the vicinity of George Simpson Oval in Flynn late last night or in the early hours of this morning to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on http://www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

sunshine 5:57 pm 27 Aug 09

i heard this on the radio (104.7) this morning (7am news) as well. apparently someone had set fire to a plumbers van in the middle of an oval

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