BREAKING NEWS: Bomb, shooting threat evacuates thousands eve of 9/11 12



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A theme park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland called The Six Flags America, has been evacuated because of a bomb and shooting threat.

Fifteen years after the 9/11 tragedy that stuck the US, it seems that things are far from being over when it comes to threats surrounding the anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Latest, a theme park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland called The Six Flags America, has been evacuated because of a bomb and shooting threat that was received on the eve of the 9/11 tragedy.

State police received a phone call Saturday afternoon warning that there was a bomb inside the park, NBC Washington reported.

The person on the phone, who called around 1:30 pm said that people at Six Flags America would be shot, reports Daily Mail.

Authorities immediately alerted Six Flags America about the call and asked them to evacuate visitors. Approximately 3,000 people were inside Six Flags America when the evacuation happened, according to authorities.

“The safety of our guests and employees is always our highest priority,” a Six Flags America spokeswoman said.

No further information has been released as to whether anyone has been arrested for the threat.

On September 11, 2001, two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City by terrorists, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and a fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

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  1. Why is the photo used, have nothing to do with the article, it was only a threat. Not sure if you think more people will use your site because of it, you are wrong. Poor journalism, poor taste.

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    • AGree with Connie. NO excuses for misrepresenting a situation. facts please.

    • I agree, I was shocked to see the photo. I thought it must have just happened and then I read it’s a threat, but it looks more a lot more than a threat. People are still angry and sore about this issue, so lets be a bit more accurate please.

    • totally agree . and there is no proff anywhere that this threat has any ties to 9/11 what so ever it just happens to be the day before so lets tie that in for a bigger story .there are hundreds of bomb and shooting threats daily across the world.why dont we just link them all to 9/11 also. jurnalist preying on a tragedy keeping the memory alive not for the victums or familys but to get attention.and I for one am feed up with it. report storys with the facts only .this type of hype is the reson terrorists keep onattacking. our media keeps glorifying the damage done .and feeds their egos.

  2. So agree with Conny, stop this bad taste journalism. Think I will delete this site it is becoming trashy and sensationalism.

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  3. Conny, the Over 60 website is only an amateur fun page for over 60’s. There journalists are only amateurs and from their input from time to time, they make mistakes.
    I am not being negative toward them, I think they all do an admirable job there, but it is just that we need to look past their shortcomings.

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    • Their or there journalists? Also unimpressed

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      • Amateurs or not I believe most of us reading there pages would prefer honest rather than sensationalist and misleading headlines! It’s more of the ‘shock-jock’.

    • I am afraid the good old days of friendly blogs in Starts at Sixty are long gone. They have an extensive staff of professional writers now, we old amateurs hardly get a look in any more – I rarely put in a blog myself these days for that very reason. It is now just like all the other e-magazines on the web – sad really!

  4. I agree with Conny so over this gutter journalism

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