Posted by Matthew Bernstein | Sep 22, 2016 | Breaking News, National Security
Authorities Still Trying To Secure And Assess The Situation
At 7:30 a.m. pacific time this morning, a Muni bus driver called police after spotting the bomb on South Van Ness Avenue at a bus stop located in the front of a Goodwill store. Police have since blocked off the intersection of South Van Ness Avenue and Mission Street and have called in the bomb squad.
As of right now the bomb squad is investigating and the police are asking people to stay out of the area. If it goes off, they want to limit the damage as much as possible. Having a lot of people around the area is only going to increase the chances of something going down.
This Is The Current Scene In San Francisco Right Now
This matter has to be taken seriously because the explosions in New York and New Jersey were from bombs that looked just like this. There might have been more, as people found at least five more pressure cooker bombs in a New Jersey Train Station in a backpack.
These bombs can do some major damage. They were the same bombs that were used in the Boston Marathon bombings back in 2013. Those explosions injured over 250 people. The pressure cooker bomb that was detonated in Chelsea managed to injure 29 people and caused a lot of property damage.
Another Radical Terrorist Attack On US Soil, When Will We Actually Do Something About This?
Therefore, these bombs can cause a tremendous amount of damage. The fact that this one was located in near the middle of an intersection means that they were trying to cause as much damage as possible. If the bomb had gone off, then anyone that was in the area would have been affected by the blast. That means that cars and pedestrians that were in the area would have been hurt.
Since it was in the front of a bus station, we have no idea where the ending destination was for this bomb. This could have been going anywhere and could have caused a lot of destruction. San Francisco is a heavily populated town, therefore when something like this happens it needs to be handled immediately.
The other thing to note is that this was found abandoned. This could mean one of two things. The first is that the potential terrorist just gave up hope and left it there. The other is that he is still out there and waiting to have another serious attack.
The Terrorist Is Still Out There. We Need Your Help!
For the safety of the people of the United States, we need to have eyes and ears looking for any suspicious behavior. We need to avoid the same situation that happened in New York over the weekend.
Therefore it is CRUCIAL that if you have any information you deliver it to the police as soon as possible. This attempt might have been foiled, but there is still the possibility that more are in the area and can go off. As of right now the situation is still being updated, but any information that people have about the area and what has happened can greatly help.
Right now the situation is still being updated. Police have asked people to stay away from the area so that they can investigate. Right now this terrorist attack might have been foiled, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. And we don’t even know who is responsible for leaving this device there.