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Wish them luck and prey the find the moles who'll certainly be working to screw them and us!
By KATU Web Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - Bomb-sniffing dogs being used for a TOPOFF exercise in northeast Portland on Thursday detected the real thing, prompting police to cordon off a hotel, close nearby streets and shut down the MAX.

According to Brian Schmautz with the Portland Police Bureau, as officials were doing a sweep of the Doubletree Hotel located near the Lloyd Center, bomb-sniffing dogs got a hit on a vehicle in the vicinity.

There is currently a heavy police presence in the area while police investigate. The TOPOFF exercise scheduled to take place at the hotel has been canceled.

Nearby Benson High School is in lock-out mode and will be for the duration of the school day. Since the MAX is shut down, school buses will be transporting students who normally take a train home to alternate MAX platforms away from the Lloyd Center area.

source 18.Oct.2007 16:29

911 2b awareness

At Ease, folks. 18.Oct.2007 16:44

911 2b awareness

UPDATE -  http://www.katu.com/news/local/10647406.html

They later discovered that the dogs had detected traces of explosives in police and military vehicles that were involved in the exercise that was being staged. The bomb residue is something common in those type of vehicles.

MAX service resumed just before 4:30 p.m. and police began clearing the area shortly after.

"We can hear it coming already, "Chicken Littles again!" Nevertheless - be aware: if anything "goes off, real world, not a drill, not an exercise," don't look to a cave in the Hindu Kush for the author. Look to the cave beneath the Naval Observatory!

at ease? 18.Oct.2007 23:29


Why do they have expensive trained dogs who can sniff out fake residue from fake exercises? It does not make sense.