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Studio City Tries To Return To Normal Following Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

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posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 11:42 PM

STUDIO CITY ( — A single bouquet of flowers now lay outside Union Bank on busy Ventura Boulevard.

Yesterday a man was killed during an officer-involved shooting with police. Some of it was captured on cell phone video.

After the shooting came the bomb squad and robot-when it was believed the man may have had explosive materials with him before he went down.

Studio City Tries To Return To Normal Following Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

I kept checking Above Top Secret over the weekend after hearing about this shooting that shut down traffic Friday night. The story seemed almost entirely confined to Twitter. Although there was local press about this story, I was amazed that national new didn't pick this up.

1) There was an #active shooter. An opportunity to talk about guns, where he got his, why he shot in the air, etc.
2) There was and officer-related shooting. This was Studio City police...but regardless, the focus currently on officer-involved shootings has been off the richter scale.
3) He had packages around him, some sources referred to them as looking like paint cans taped together. The bomb squad same in and destroyed two different packages at a minimum.
4) There is onlooker video footage of the guy slumped over dead on the bricks in front of the bank where he was sitting.

Everything about this story would appear to have Night Time News written all over it and barely a peep. Even one of the guys that was Tweeting about it on Friday night, posted a question about it Saturday, I Tweeting him back asking whether he had heard anything and my Tweet is now gone.

Where is the story?
Who was the shooter?
What was in his packages?
Why was he at Studio City?
How come no one here posted a thread on it (that I can find?)

posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 11:49 PM
a reply to: Losonczy

There must be a good reason why this is suppressed.

posted on Jul, 27 2015 @ 11:55 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

Apparently per this article, we know that the guy is 44, and they are waiting for a female relative to inform her.

I'm just wondering where the typical press curiosity is on something like this.

posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:13 AM
a reply to: Losonczy

Here is the bomb squad destroying one of the suspicious packages. This story was during Friday night rush hour.

posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:16 AM
a reply to: Losonczy

This story from the LA Times is a bit more recent and much easier to understand.

It seems that they believed he had explosives on his person or in his possession. So they evacuated the buildings and blew them up on site! All the stories I've read report this.
Is this a California thing? Around here the bomb squads take the suspicious packages away to the range in a bomb truck.
Who made that whacky decision?

Chaos erupted along the busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard about 3:20 p.m., when police received reports of a man with a gun near Vantage Avenue. Terrified witnesses peered out of store windows and from behind cars as police fired on the man, who died at the scene.
But the drama continued even after the gunfire stopped. Helmet-clad police officers swarmed the scene. Rumors swirled that the man had robbed a bank. (That was not the case, authorities said.) Buildings were evacuated as an LAPD robot examined at least two items near the man's body that police feared were explosive.

Aguilar said the LAPD's bomb squad detonated an object near the man's body that “appeared to be explosive in nature” but wasn't. She said the bomb squad also examined the man for any possible explosives before officers approached and confirmed he was dead.

It appears to be the classic suicide by cop. Another twisted brain that can't function but can't stop.
My prayers to all involved.

posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 12:50 AM
a reply to: diggindirt

for safety reasons it's common practice for almost all bomb squads to "blow in place" a bomb so they don't have to risk actually moving or disarming the bomb. so if it s a little bomb then theyre going to blow it where it is. why risk handeling it.

that being Said I have several friends who live in studio city. and I live a few miles from it. nobodies even mentioned it.

I think in los angeles, bank robberies are common enough that it doesn't always make the news and most folks can't be bothered.

every now and then bomb squad will have to deal with a guy holding up traffic or making threats so we're sorta accustomed to that too.

then there was the north Hollywood shootout. not even Hollywood can out do what went down in real life there. so if it's not on that level then most people in la don't care.

I'll tell you one thing they closed laurel canyon where it feeds out into the valley during evening rush hour (laurel canyon is one of the only 4 thoroughfares to get you from los angeles proper to the valley) that had to have royally pissed off about half a million people stuck for hours coming home from work trapped in gridlock traffic in a steep canyon.

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posted on Jul, 28 2015 @ 01:09 AM
a reply to: BASSPLYR
Now that is downright scary to me.
I much prefer the way our guys do it. They have those bomb trucks for a reason! To prevent widespread damage to a populated area. Our guys have designated areas to which the truck travels so that if the package is indeed a bomb, no damage will be incurred to innocent people or buildings.
Maybe your traffic situation makes it more prudent to blow them up on site but geeze that seems awfully dangerous. in our area they just seal off the route to the range, the truck takes off and few are held up more than a couple of hours. We've had two incidents of "strange packages" in our area recently that were removed from the site pronto.

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