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redsfandan
11-21-2008, 07:02 AM
The FBI is questioning a local man accused of plotting to blow up several Tri-State landmarks.

According to FBI officials, 42-year-old Fred Purvis of Hamilton had several targets on his list, including four bridges over the Ohio River, a casino in Indiana, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Paul Brown Stadium.

The FBI says they took Purvis into custody Thursday night for questioning, but he has not been charged with anything at this time.

The FBI is not releasing anymore information at this time, but a FBI spokesperson says more details may become available after the case is unsealed in federal court Friday afternoon.

Purvis is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center until his court appearance later in the day.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=905690f0-619d-4aa7-9026-ba69f778103c

Blimpie
11-21-2008, 11:19 AM
He was gonna nuke a casino--yet leave the Underground Railroad Museum unscathed?

What sort of maniac are we dealing with here?

freestyle55
11-21-2008, 11:36 AM
Would have been the first local "explosive offense" in PBS in a while....:devil:

Chip R
11-21-2008, 11:43 AM
Thank goodness the FBI caught this guy. I certainly don't want to pay for another stadium for Mike Brown.

Caseyfan21
11-21-2008, 12:49 PM
Thank goodness the FBI caught this guy. I certainly don't want to pay for another stadium for Mike Brown.

Maybe the Bengals would just fold as a franchise instead? ;)

LoganBuck
11-21-2008, 02:33 PM
So would this have caused the Banks project to move along faster?

Bip Roberts
11-21-2008, 02:55 PM
He was gonna nuke a casino--yet leave the Underground Railroad Museum unscathed?

What sort of maniac are we dealing with here?

keyword is landmarks

macro
11-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Maybe the Bengals would just fold as a franchise instead? ;)

Haven't they already?

Caveat Emperor
11-21-2008, 03:03 PM
Thank goodness the FBI caught this guy. I certainly don't want to pay for another stadium for Mike Brown.

Maybe the county could've collected the insurance money and gotten out of the awful lease at the same time.

Ltlabner
11-21-2008, 03:05 PM
So if PBS blewup and left a big empty barren useless crater, how would we disginguish it from the Banks project?

More importantly, would the trolley system have a stop there?

Caseyfan21
11-21-2008, 03:23 PM
So if PBS blewup and left a big empty barren useless crater, how would we disginguish it from the Banks project?

More importantly, would the trolley system have a stop there?

I vote for paving half of the area and inviting a circus to come....add some fun to the river bank.

Chip R
11-21-2008, 03:40 PM
Maybe the county could've collected the insurance money and gotten out of the awful lease at the same time.


You actually think the county would be the beneficiary? All that money would probably go into Mike's pocket.

SunDeck
11-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Setting off a bomb in a casino would be quite an explosion, what with all the oxygen tanks people are carting around in there.

Caseyfan21
11-21-2008, 04:07 PM
Setting off a bomb in a casino would be quite an explosion, what with all the oxygen tanks people are carting around in there.

:laugh:

Highlifeman21
11-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Yeah, but which casino?

As long as he was targeting Argosy, I'm fine with that. Who would really miss it anyway?


And as for CVG, that would probably end up being a good thing, b/c then it would eliminate Delta's wonderful hub pricing and strategy, and you could get better/cheaper/more affordable carriers in there....

But then when they rebuilt CVG, it would probably give all the people that live around CVG something to ***** about, since it seems like that's what they like to do in regards to CVG.


At least he wasn't targeting Zip's in Mt. Lookout Square. That would have been a legitimate tri-state area landmark.

camisadelgolf
11-22-2008, 12:03 PM
At least he wasn't targeting Zip's in Mt. Lookout Square. That would have been a legitimate tri-state area landmark.

+a lot

They really do make the best burgers in Cincinnati.

savafan
11-23-2008, 03:11 PM
At least he wasn't targeting Zip's in Mt. Lookout Square. That would have been a legitimate tri-state area landmark.

Thanks to this thread, I sought out Zip's yesterday for dinner. I wasn't disappointed. :beerme:

Caveat Emperor
11-23-2008, 06:34 PM
+a lot

They really do make the best burgers in Cincinnati.

I kinda prefer Arnolds in Hyde Park...

(ducks)

Highlifeman21
11-23-2008, 09:25 PM
I kinda prefer Arnolds in Hyde Park...

(ducks)

At least you didn't say you prefered Quatman's over Zip's...

That's where I draw the line.



I can understand people like Arnolds in Hyde Park better than Zip's, b/c IMO they are different style burgers, and when you consider price vs size, Arnolds is a better value.

But I still prefer Zip's for overall taste.

But Arnolds makes a damn fine tasty burger too.