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UPDATE: No Explosives Found in KC Federal Building Bomb Threat

UPDATE:   KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Authorities spent Friday afternoon looking for explosives inside the vehicle of a man who walked into the Kansas City federal building and asked about a terrorist watch list. He is currently in police custody.

The man entered the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 600 E. 12th St., around noon and asked authorities if he was on a terrorist watch list, according to the FBI.

Although the suspect, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, never made any threats, authorities detained him and searched his vehicle.

The Kansas City Police Department ordered the bomb and arson squad to his vehicle, located in the Fletcher Daniels State Office Building parking lot, 615 E. 13th St. A bomb-sniffing dog then detected the presence of explosives, prompting evacuations at the state office building.

Just before 5 p.m., authorities confirmed that no explosives were found in the vehicle. A temporary flight restriction issued for downtown Kansas City was lifted shortly after. Police reopened the streets, which were closed for most of the day, just after 5 p.m.

State office employees were cleared to leave for the day. The federal building was also closed for the day for precautionary reasons, according to authorities. Earlier, children in the day care center at the federal building were evacuated to a pre-approved off-site location.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A bomb-sniffing dog has detected the presence of some sort of explosives inside the vehicle of a man who walked into the Kansas City federal building and told authorities he was a terrorist.

The man entered the Richard Bolling Federal Building, 600 E. 12th Street around noon Friday.

KSHB-TV reports the Kansas City Police Department ordered the bomb and arson squad to his vehicle, located on the northeast corner of the building, near 13th and Holmes.

Authorities have closed the exit from Interstate 70 to 13th Street and have blocked off 12th and 13th streets between Cherry and Charlotte.

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  • George

    On June 4th, 2009, when President Obama traveled to Cairo, Egypt and bowed his head to the Muslim World in a speech. He let the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic extremists, know that they had a fellow traveler and friend in the White House.

    • A

      and thats why he should be voted out. there is no reasoning with crazy people

    • JJ

      obama haters are retarded. nice excuse for racism

      • A

        do you want Mitt Romney for president? if not than you are a racist. obama lovers enjoy using that “racist” way easier than saying he has done a crappy job and they made a mistake voting for him in the first place

        • IrishYank

          Don’t support Obama, but if you think Romney is a step up you’re clueless. Wait, what does this article have anything to do with the elections? Am I feeding the trolls? Oops

          • A

            read what tom from texas wrote it goes a little more in detail as to what i was getting at….. seems like you need extensive explaining.

      • patriot

        Why are obama haters racist? because he’s black? so, by your logic, if someone doesnt like the job a black person is doing, they are a racist? your logic alone reveals YOUR racism. how about we dont like him because he’s a marxist trying to destroy our country. the left has two arguments that they resort to every time someone questions them.

        A) It’s bush’s fault
        B) if you dont like him, you’re racist.

        • adh

          Amen, brother.

      • SharonZee

        Didn’t you get the memo? Liberals who have nothing factual to say often, well always, resort to name calling and throwing around the racist card. Well, guess what? We are on to you. No more calling anyone who doesn’t agree with you a racist. In fact, I’m coming to see that if anyone is racist it is the likes of you. You like the man going by the name Obama for one reason only; because he is black. It gives you a thrill down your leg thinking you are so tolerant and liberal. News Flash! you are not tolerant at all. Now turn back to the Lord that made you and repent of your sins.

      • adh

        Until we have Martial Law in the US (Now-April 2013), we have what is known as the 1st Amendment of our Bill of Rights! Saying that somebody is a Racist for speaking their mind is a poor excuse for a response., After you are taxed for Internet use and get three strikes and you are off the Internet for LIFE. Enjoy tyranny.

    • IrishYank

      Gee, a hillbilly comment coming out of Hays? Shocker. I will bet my paycheck that this terrorist has no Al Qaeda or Muslim extremist affiliations whatsoever. Will in all probability be an unemployed, white, Christian, estranged goofball from Topeka or something along that line.

      • A

        it said they were a terrorist. not saying theyre muslim or al qaeda for sure…. were probly all just going off track records of the nut jobs

        • Ian Macleod

          There IS NO “THEY” – just this one little guy who had the misfortune of being a WITNESS to the OKC bombing. As usual, no good deed goes unpunished. He lost his season tickets (which are NOT cheap) because some jackass wrote somewhere that he has “ties to the OKC bombing” – no mention he was just a witness, and that phrase, “He has ties” to it implies he was one of the bombers. So the idiot government makes it worse by putting him on a watch list. He goes to the Federal building (where ELSE would you go to ask about a federal watch list?) to find out WHY he’s on a terrorist watch list, and yet ANOTHER government idiot decides the guy is threatening to bomb the place and calls it in. I hope this poor guy sues the government blind before the money becomes worthless! Meanwhile, why not arrest the guy who called it in for “stupid in public”?

          If you call in a burglary to the cops, do you expect the guy on the phone to assume you’re threatening to burglarize whatever place you’re calling from? They need to start hiring police with IQs bigger than their shoe size, and stop hiring all these emotional wrecks who seem desperate to shoot someone or at least pound someone – ANYONE – into the ground, too!

          Ian

    • Debra

      You can’t blame Obama for a Anti American sentiment that is decades in the making. The Islamic brotherhood & radical extremist have been teaching that the US & Isreal are conspiring to take out the muslim world. Decades of telling generations that the US isn’t interested in people, but only care about special interest i.e.: oil – has some truth to it. This Anti American sentiment goes back to the 70′s. Let’s not forget the love Bush has given to that area by invading 2 countries, and threatening a 3rd. Now Mitt wants to invade Iran. Do you think our news stays in the US? Do you think Mitt’s anti Muslim, Anti Russian comments aren’t heard around the world? Get your head out of Fox and watch WORLD NEWS – get an education about World NEWS – we aren’t on this planet alone.

      • A

        our special interests i.e oil; are probably what have been keeping a lot of them alive billions in aid and trying to keep peace. we would probly just say piss off you work it out if we werent getting something out of it. thats business. and yes bush did invade….. after the killed oh a few thousand innocent americans. that there was a sad state of affairs damned if you do damned if you dont really. maybe he should have just ignored it until they killed 40 or 50 thousand is that what you mean? what is the # of lives you think we should put on it before we defend ourselves, if ya think about it they started the s**t

        • IrishYank

          Right, but that still doesn’t explain his invasion of Iraq, which had nothing to do with 9/11, Al Qaeda or much of anything else. They never even found the WMD’s he said were everywhere. You have to look at it from an outsider perspective to understand how absolutely crazy and psycho we are perceived by the outside world for the Iraq invasion. An unjustified war on every account. We dropped Delta in right after 9/11 to topple the Taliban (which they did easily with the Northern Alliance), then take out Bin Laden (which the came extremely close to doing before being pulled out for no clear reason). We could have been done right then and there, saved thousands of lives across the board and avoided the current bill of $3.2 trillion that these two wars will cost us. So now I ask in general, how exactly is Obama solely responsible for this ridiculous deficit and the US reputation in the Middle East? As for starting it, go back to the Shah of Iran and the formation of Israel. They have plenty to be angry about.

  • DonHo

    Obama’s chickens have come home to roost.

  • A

    Well that worked real well didn’t it. These people are off their rocker, they are going after people trying to make peace with them and innocent americans. they got one bass akwards ways of thinking.

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  • Locker

    How can you people just make up thing and then shake your head in judgment? Do you really hate having a black president this much that you’ll just invent things to justify your anger?

    • statusquomustgo

      because they are ignorant and uneducated racist bigots…

      • A

        thumbs down

    • Tom in Texas

      I don’t see how disagreeing with a man’s policies or his actions makes one racist. If a White president had done a bad of a job as president, no one would say a word. Come to think of it, we had one at one point. Jimmy Carter.

      BUT…y’all will still call those who disagree with Obama racist, even though most would vote for Allen West in a heartbeat. Or Herman Cain.

      MLK’s dream was that one day a man would be judged not by the color of his skin, but the content of his character. Guess what? Obama’s character sucks. But we’ll STILL be “racist” just because we disagree with him or won’t vote for him.

      Well, guess what? Voting for him BECAUSE he is Black, or giving him a second term because he’s our first Black president, not only goes counter to King’s dream, but is twice as racist as y’all accuse us of being. How so, you might ask? Because your reasons for liking him actually do involve his race, whereas our reasons for disliking him have nothing to do with it.

      But if you disagree, then perhaps you should come up with a new buzzword, because “racist” lost all shock value four years ago.

      • A

        well said sir

      • IrishYank

        I just don’t see the race card played against people who don’t support Obama unless they claim he’s a Muslim, born in Kenya, etc. – that does show a hint of assumption that his brown skin makes him a “foreigner”, especially after he provided his birth certificate and people still didn’t believe it. See where I’m coming from?

        • A

          nope i dont, that didnt make much sense

        • patriot

          no, considering that the birth certificate THEY put out has been proven to be a photoshopped phoney….since when does a scanned document get created in layers?

          • IrishYank

            I’m done here. No convincing the blind. But I have to add, do you actually think the FBI, CIA, NSA and INS don’t do a background check on someone when they enter the national political arena? Seriously? It’s a constitutional requirement that you be born in the US to be President. That is, unless great patriots like you are bringing this to our attention because it’s so easy to become POTUS. You are wasting so much time and money on this subject and you only look like fools. Nevermind, I’m wasting my time here (like you)

    • patriot

      there’s that race card again…Id be more than willing to vote in another black president if they werent marxist. Allen West comes to mind….seriously, liberals are so predictable. it’s either “you’re a racist” or “it’s bush’s fault”. there are ZERO facts you can talk about that show how he’s done a good job. in the real world, when you suck at your job, you get fired.

  • A

    easy there Locker, I dont think race has anything to do with it. If i do a crappy job at work i’ll get replaced. The president is supposed to work for the people. get it? replace him. why always pull the race card? look at facts.

  • http://BreakingNews Diamond Girl

    Why oh why do the Libs pull the race card. I would feel the same way if BO was white. Example: Biden is a jerk. How’s this, you people are the racists, “YOU VOTED FOR OBAMA BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK”. I want him out of office because he is doing a terrible job and since the apology tour of ’09 that really did it for me as well.

    • patriot

      because they have no facts or information that can possibly show obama is doing a good job or acting to better position our country. when you have nothing to base your arguments on, you resort to violent and divisive rhetoric.

      • IrishYank

        Alright I was giving you the benefit of the doubt but now you’ve got me convinced that you know very little about your fellow Americans. Let me guess – central KS upbringing, sent to K State but left because you didn’t see the point. Now laying concrete? Not belittling your choices in life, just trying to understand your lack of insight on anything.

  • B

    When you liberals are unable to respond with valid facts (which is every time you are challenged), you scream “racist” and “haters”. The true racists are you who vote for Obama solely because he is “black” (1/2, facts be told). Point those hateful fingers, you who call for Romney, Christians, Conservatives, whites, or anyone you don’t agree with to be killed. YOU are the bigots, and the vitriolic haters in this world, and if you HATE America that much, then please, feel free to leave. We’ll collect your passports at the gate!

    • IrishYank

      Are you claiming that Obama supporters/liberals aren’t Americans? If that’s the case, it can be assumed that very few Americans died on 9/11, happening in liberal NYC and all. Get over yourself.

      • patriot

        where in his comment did he imply obama supporters werent americans? they’re americans alright…idiots…but still americans.

        • IrishYank

          “YOU are the bigots, and the vitriolic haters in this world, and if you HATE America that much, then please, feel free to leave. We’ll collect your passports at the gate!” – implication that they need to leave as they are not real Americans. As for your opinion regarding Obama supporters being “idiots”, I appreciate your opinion, but will never state that you need to leave “my” country, as it isn’t “my” country, it’s “our” country. Conclusion: B needs to go back to school and travel abroad some more to learn what it actually means to be an American – because B doesn’t know the first thing about it.

  • Runner

    Locker and statusquomustgo must be real idiots if they can’t (or refuse to) see what Obama has done to this country!!! Amnesty for illegals, rising unemployment, economy in the dumpster, anti-American demonstration overseas, bombings…where to stop. Anybody who would want four more years of this is just a plain IDIOT!!!

    • bob

      im no fan of obama but im pretty sure he deported more people then any other president, the unemployment rate has dropped and im pretty sure there have been anti american demonstrations for decades. im not sure how you can connect this to obama.

      • patriot

        the unemployment rate has dropped not because of obama creating jobs….it’s dropped because 300,000+ people/month are dropping out of the work force…

        • IrishYank

          300,000 people out of 320 million is less than 1% of the total population. Numbers don’t add up my friend.

      • http://HaysPost Diamond Girl

        OK, lets back up here…..Spring 2011…BO starts his crap about how wide the divide is between “the rich and the middle class”. Yes, my friends he is the one who started the class warfare rhetoric. Of course the Libs ran with it and it spawned or should I say threw up the so-called Wall St sit-ins. Just look at those misfits, they don’t want to work, they want more hand outs!

  • Tomas

    Let’s stay calm…this too shall pass. It’s not worth the consequences to wag your finger in the face of fanatics.

  • 2irishyank

    @ Irish Yank
    Terror threat suspect has ties to 1st World Trade Center bombing is the same person caught by the feds IN the KCMO Bombthreat. The vehicle search did find an explosive device. the vehicle is registered to Wahed Moharam who is a Muslim and on the terrorist watchlist.

    • IrishYank

      Well then I stand corrected. More so trying to make a point that every time something goes down, it’s assumed a Muslim committed the act. Doubt many of those who make such assumptions actually even know a muslim.

  • Debra

    You can’t blame Obama for a Anti American sentiment that is decades in the making. The Islamic brotherhood & radical extremist have been teaching that the US & Isreal are conspiring to take out the muslim world. Decades of telling generations that the US isn’t interested in people, but only care about special interest i.e.: oil – has some truth to it. This Anti American sentiment goes back to the 70′s. Let’s not forget the love Bush has given to that area by invading 2 countries, and threatening a 3rd. Now Mitt wants to invade Iran. Do you think our news stays in the US? Do you think Mitt’s anti Muslim, Anti Russian comments aren’t heard around the world? Get your head out of Fox and watch WORLD NEWS – get an education about World NEWS – we aren’t on this planet alone.

  • Debra

    I bet this is a right ring conservative, gun tooting, hill billy, Timothy McVey wanna be… Damn tea party has destroyed this country.

    • patriot

      odd that you say that…there havent been any right wing nuts shooting people. it isnt the right rioting in the streets or walking in to buildings and shooting someone.

    • http://HaysPost Diamond Girl

      Who is this right “ring”? Conservative of whom you speak? As far as the Tea Party is concerned I say God Bless them for bringing new life to the Conservative Party.
      Just call me “spell check”

      • IrishYank

        Little do you realize that the Tea Party will eventually mean the downfall of the Republican Party as there is already an exodus from both the extreme left and right toward more centrist views on policy and economics. Will be great to see the crazies shut down once again.

  • RightWired

    I wonder if it’s Obama-buddy Bill Ayers again?

  • Ks

    Locker – it is so easy to play that freakin’, over-abused, convenient race card. The man sucks as president, he was never qualified for the job and shows that daily. The fact that I feel this way has absolutely nothing to do with the color of his skin no matter how much u want it to. I would resent any man or woman that slithered into office by way of a well-conceived and propagated fairytale as he did who were as incompetent & unqualified as he is.

  • hmmmm

    OK if because I don’t like a person who lies as he promises that no more soldiers will be sent over, but then sends 10′s of thousands over a month later, or of I dont agree with a supposed leader that spends our tax money to go on elaborate vacations or to throw parties for his family, or how about our president not even showing up at the national veterans day celebration, because he had a personal party to attend. Then I guess call me racists. But myself personally think he is a poor excuse for a leader, and it is time for a change, as our economy is in the the worst shape over the past 4 yrs then it has been in a long long time.

    JMO

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