Hint to everybody who carries a briefcase, camera bag, backpack or any other container that could contain a hazardous device:
Don't leave it unattended!
Especially in a courthouse on a day that several vague bomb threats were received by local officials.
I didn't catch the actual ka-boom, but I did capture the aftermath. According to The Press Enterprise, our local rag, a legal courier left his briefcase unattended inside the courthouse. It aroused suspicion and authorities were called.
It was determined that the best course of action was to remove the briefcase to the street and detonate it. The above shot is of what remains. The only person in the photo who is interested in the debris is the guy in civilian clothes. I wonder if it was his briefcase?
Three courthouses in the area were evacuated, totally screwing up the court calendars for all three. Several streets in the area were closed off, the above shot was taken from a block away.
I was downtown, taking The Saint That I Am Married To out for lunch and saw the debris field that had been blown out into the street. I'm guessin' not much was saved. Ka-Boom indeed!
I may be looking for a part time gig - maybe there is an opening at the legal courier service place?
Thanks for reading,