NOPD shot US Corp of Engineers contractors

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Bear, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Here's the link....
    Not sure but I've read on another forum that the PD saw the contractors crossing a bridge on their way to a levee.... they had guns with them.... so......
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    The initial reports were wrong.

    Report: Police shoot gunmen
    Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on contractors crossing a bridge to make levee repairs, The Associated Press reported.

    Deputy Police Chief W.J. Riley told AP that police shot at eight people who had guns, killing five or six.

    The Army Corps of Engineers told AP that 14 contractors escorted by police were fired upon while crossing the Danziger Bridge, which spans a canal connecting Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.

    Corps spokesman John Hall told AP the contractors were on their way to launch barges into Lake Pontchartrain to help fix a breach in the 17th Street Canal.

    Initial AP reports had wrongly indicated that the contractors themselves were shot by police; no other details were immediately available.
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