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An unidentified suspect fired multiple rounds at a security officer on patrol at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant early Sunday morning, and at least one round hit the security officer’s vehicle, an official said. The Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear security officer fired back, also shooting multiple rounds. The suspect appeared to have initially been on the ground but may have fled in a boat, TVA spokesman Jim Hopson said. [...] Hopson said some information can’t be released yet, such as the identity of the security officer, or it is not available, such as the total number of rounds fired.
Originally posted by MaxSteiner
reply to post by WhiteAlice
You say that, but there's some pretty good fishing at the Nuclear plant near me, so much so that they tend to get a couple of seals moving in every year
Originally posted by ikonoklast
Thanks for this thread, I'm really surprised this hasn't been big in the news.
Apparently this occurred about 200 yards from the "protected area" (the plant, etc.) near the cooling water intake valves. SOURCE
My wife thought she also heard something about shots being fired at another nuclear plant (possibly inside the plant) in addition to this one. But I have not found anything yet about that, so she may have been mistaken.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by BriGuyTM90
This immediately brought to mind the now 404'ed thread involving a memorial page set up in advance on Facebook for a "Nuke Event" to happen on the 28th :
Memorial Page Set Up For Future LA Bombing?
And now it seems even more interesting...
edit on 4/22/2013 by this_is_who_we_are because: typos