January 20, 2009

Hope. Change. Explosives.

I'm hoping this is a hoax:

A Massachusetts man stopped by police along the New Jersey Turnpike amid a suspicion that he was taking explosives to Washington, D.C., prompted a 25-mile closure of the highway east of Philadelphia on Tuesday evening.

At about 6:30 p.m., New Jersey State Police closed the turnpike at exit 1 through exit 4 as a precaution. State troopers, FBI agents and turnpike officials continued to investigate along the highway that leads south to Washington.

New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Jones said troopers took a 27-year-old man into custody following a car stop in the southbound lanes of the turnpike near Exit 3 in Woodbury Heights.

Know who this benefits?

Mitt Romney.

Update: false alarm.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 20, 2009 08:28 PM

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Posted by: Just Askin' at January 20, 2009 10:38 PM

I don't know if it's a hoax, but I was one of the unfortunate individuals stuck on the turnpike for well over 2 1/2 hours just north of the stop. Sounds like someone who didn't like him called in a bum tip. Or maybe he was running his mouth about things he was supposedly going to do and someone found it a bit disturbing.

I'm eagerly awaiting the details which will explain why it took me 3 1/2 hours to get home last night.

Posted by: Mike Gray at January 21, 2009 10:46 AM