Comments for: Beeping cellphone causes bomb scare in Portland

Posted May 19, 2012, at 2:45 p.m.
Last modified May 20, 2012, at 5:38 a.m.

PORTLAND | Portland police say a suspicious package that was placed into a U.S. Postal Service mailbox and led to the evacuation of several downtown blocks turned out to be a purse with a beeping cellphone inside. Portland police evacuated the area after a person told police about 1 …

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  • Ben Hutchins

    A package… in a mailbox.


    • Ben Hutchins

       OK, that’s a little more understandable than it was at first report (the original edition referred only to the classically vague Suspicious Package).  It’s still a bit over the top to call out the Hazbot, I should think, but at least it was in fact something that technically has no business being in a mailbox.  Unlike, you know… a package.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve received packages in the mail that both tick and beep, they are called watches!

  • Anonymous

    Time to remove mail boxes to make the world safe.

  • Guest

    Come on! Say it ain’t so. A beeping cell phone, someone needs to stop watching CSI.

  • Guest

    Paranoia at it’s best.  Thanks to George Bush and company.

    •  Is Bush still president? I guess I missed that! Next thing you know Bush will be spying on us with drones!

  • Anonymous

    We are no longer the country we were 12 years ago.

    •  We are no longer the country we were 3 1/2 years ago!

      • We are no longer the country that we were.

        Guess who won the “war on terror”?

        •  Easy one, the terrorists! We were doing pretty well until obama surrendered. Now they are free to regroup and try again.

          • Anonymous

            Uhhm, when did Obama “surrender”?

        • Anonymous

          9/11 could have been prevented if the FBI had a “when an agent reports suspicious Saudi and UAE citizens learning to fly commercial airliners but not land them you look into it” policy.

  • Well, at least the People’s Republic of Portland got to play with it’s nifty toys!

  • Anonymous

    Bin Laden may be dead, but he’s still got America shaking in our boots. 

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