If You're Heading to One Main Place, Don't (Update: Nothing in Package That Caused Evac)

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Patrick Michels
Says Patrick at 10:35 a.m.: "Two helicopters here, along with DFR, DPD, DART PD, Downtown Safety Patrol. Three blocks of Main and Elm blocked off."
This just in from the Dallas Police Department (the all-caps are the department's):
AN ON-SITE BOMB-SNIFFING DOG HIT ON A FED-EX PACKAGE IN THE BASEMENT OF ONE MAIN PLACE LOCATED AT 1201 MAIN ST. THE AREA IS BEING BLOCKED OFF AND THE BUILDING IS CURRENTLY BEING EVACUATED. EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE SQUAD IS IN ROUTE TO THE LOCATION.
Patrick Michels was already headed to City Hall. He's swinging by now. Expect an update shortly.

Update at 10:45 a.m.:
Patrick reports: Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans will address media "in a sec" with more details. But, at the moment, nothing much is happening: "Lots of standing around," Patrick writes. "Paramedics snapping cell phone shots of the scene, TV guys shooting B roll, Pegasus Plaza full of evacuees standing around. It's like the first hour of a middle school dance. Cops on one side, press on the other."

Update at 11:07 a.m.: And just like that, it's over. "Chief says all clear," reports back Patrick. DFR spokesman Joel Lavender is addressing the media at this very moment. Turns out, reports Patrick, "nothing was in the box. Two sniffing dogs hit on the box, but it just contained paper files." Said Lavender, "I know it's not the most glamorous thing to find, but in a situation like this, we're just glad it's safe after all." The lieutenant also noted that the building may want to look into the company that provided and trained the dogs.
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Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

Actually it may turn out the dogs were right all along. You see, the "paper files" in the box were actually a script for Ishtar II ...

Thelawwon
Thelawwon

Every dog must have his day.

John_McKee
John_McKee

The lieutenant also noted that the building may want to look into the company that provided and trained the dogs.

To be fair, so should police departments.

Chicago - Drug sniffing dogs are wrong more often than they are right about whether vehicles contain drugs or paraphernalia.

An analysis of state data by the Chicago Tribune showed only 44 percent of the alerts triggered by the dogs led to a drug discovery.

For Hispanic drivers, the rate of success was even less: 27 percent.

cp
cp

I SMELL BACON!

BACON, BACON, BACON, BACON!

BACON!!!!!

Jacob
Jacob

Three Olives,

shut your ugly mouth. You don't have to insert race into every single thing you say on the internet.

amp
amp

Just announced that bomb scare is over...

Keeler420
Keeler420

my boyfriend is a Dallas Police Officer, he is still at the station...

Foo
Foo

whats with the personal traner 'chris' ads??

cp
cp

I made a similar comment on the thread about the taxi cab drivers!!

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I haven't seen it today (thankgod). But I do hear you. Very loud. Very clear.

LaceyB
LaceyB

10:45pm? DPD can be a little slow to respond (took em about 15-20 to get to a decent accident where a guy smacked a pole last night at 2am), but 12 hrs?? WOW!

Izabela
Izabela

Why do happy times bring out so many nut-cases?

amp
amp

From my 22nd floor view, I see over 20 police cars, a fire engine, and ambulances.

Kiwipup
Kiwipup

sounds to me like someone called it in and then the dogs were sent there to check it out...why else would the dogs be in the basement of One Main Place?

John_McKee
John_McKee

Does "on-site" mean that a DPD dog was called out to One Main Place for a suspicious package or does One Main Place have their own bomb sniffing dog that just hangs out there all day sniffing packages.

Hampton_Mills
Hampton_Mills

Are there off-site sniffing dogs?

John_McKee
John_McKee

If you went to a doctors office and they said "We have an on-site pharmacist" I would expect a pharmacist to have set up shop there and be there all the time. If I buy a computer with "on-site service" I don't expect a computer repairman to move into my house.

I don't know what bomb sniffing dog falls under but I fully support office buildings having more dogs.

Elmer, yes, that Elmer (sigh)
Elmer, yes, that Elmer (sigh)

My dog sniffs and scwatches. One thing he's not weaw good at yet is catching scwewy wabbits.

A hunting we weoww go...

LaceyB
LaceyB

I'm teaching Brainer how to "find his house" amongst all the look-alike doors. He finds the treat at his house, then goes on to all the other doors, instead of stopping. Training is harder than it looks.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I have asked DPD and will let ya know what the department says.

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