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Bloomin Heck

In light of this:

Man shot by armed police on Tube
A man has been shot at Stockwell Tube station by armed police officers, police confirm.

Passengers were evacuated from a Tube train on the Northern Line station in south London after the incident.

Passenger Mark Whitby told BBC News he had seen an Asian man shot five times by "plain-clothes police officers".

Services on the Victoria and Northern lines have been suspended following a request by the police, London Underground said.

Police are hunting four would-be bombers after Thursday's London blasts.

The bombers fled after detonators went off, causing small blasts, but failed to detonate the bombs themselves.

Mr Whitby, told BBC News: "I saw an Asian guy run onto the train hotly pursued by three plain-clothes police officers.

"One of them was carrying a black handgun - it looked like an automatic - they pushed him to the floor, bundled on top of him and unloaded five shots into him."

Passenger Briony Coetsee said: "We were on the Tube and then we suddenly heard someone say, 'Get out, get out' and then we heard gunshots."



And my post here on Commuting:

http://thenumnum.blogspot.com/2005/07/commuting.html#comments



I am now officially worried that they'll shoot me by mistake.

I need to buy a white, briefcase. Be different you know..

--
dp

Comments:

  1. Blogger Crucifer says @ 5:13 pm
    As long as they don't start using white briefcases now that people are looking for bombers with rucksacks, you should be fine...
  2. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 5:45 pm
    Pants...why do go and have to say a thing like that for?

    Now what do I do?
  3. Blogger Damo says @ 11:25 pm
    It's sick, isn't it? I would never have dreamed of suggesting it even after the first bombings, and I still think it's technically wrong now... but it's possibly the right thing at the minute to make your life easier... and for no other reason.

    What a world we live in. Makes me feel sick sometimes.
  4. Blogger Bee says @ 4:53 pm
    The way I see it, you have 3 alternatives:

    1. Don't carry a bag at all, just carry everything loose. This could be tricky, though.

    2. A bag made of transparent plastic so that people can see for yourself that you're not carrying any bombs. On the other hand, this is a shop window for muggers. "Ooh, nice laptop. I'll take it!"

    3. Trousers with ABSOLUTELY VAST pockets.

    To be serious, though: one of those plain laptop bags should do the trick, I would have thought.

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