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Old 07-22-2016, 15:35   #31
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Thank you. They are all accounted for. A few of them including a patient are "sheltering in place" at my work. One is stuck at a big outdoor festival (that I am very glad was not the target)
Glad you and your team are safe.

We made contact with family and friends and they are safe at the moment.

We too love Munich - wife was just there this past May - beautiful part of the world.

Stay safe !
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Old 07-22-2016, 15:46   #32
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Thank you, I have not heard any sirens in the past 15 minutes, things are finally calming down.
I hope the ninth dead person is the shooter. By now every few minutes the story changes.
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Old 07-22-2016, 17:15   #33
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Thank you, I have not heard any sirens in the past 15 minutes, things are finally calming down.
I hope the ninth dead person is the shooter. By now every few minutes the story changes.
I've heard a number of conflicting reports, from the shooter yelling "Allah Akbar" to "fuck the foreigners". Probably Islamic related, but as has already been said could be an anti-migrant attack too. Both would make sense at this point. With reports so conflicting it will be a little while before the story solidifies.
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Old 07-22-2016, 17:18   #34
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At the top of the next hour (0200 Germany, 1700 East Coast) the Munich police will be holding a press conference. They also just tweeted that public transport will reopen.
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Old 07-22-2016, 17:26   #35
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Thank you, I have not heard any sirens in the past 15 minutes, things are finally calming down.
I hope the ninth dead person is the shooter. By now every few minutes the story changes.
Thanking God that you and yours are all safe. Broke my heart seeing pictures of places that we saw last month when we were there. Take care.
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The silver lining, or glass half full view, is that there were probably a few hundred people sheltering in place at the Hofbräuhaus.
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Latest news from Munich police: The shooter has killed himself and the police believe he acted alone.

http://bit.ly/29UvroZ
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The silver lining, or glass half full view, is that there were probably a few hundred people sheltering in place at the Hofbräuhaus.
Hopefully all safe and enjoying the pretzels that are as big as your head followed by a healthy helping of pigs knuckles.
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Hopefully all safe and enjoying the pretzels that are as big as your head followed by a healthy helping of pigs knuckles.
On my first trip there I took this photo of a local tucking into a pig knuckle, or Schweinshaxn at the Hofbräuhaus. I've found a place in Seattle where they serve it.
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Munich police president describes the shooter as an 18-year-old "Iranian from Munich".
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Old 07-22-2016, 18:25   #41
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That's a drill the Brits did awhile ago. Jesus.
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Old 07-22-2016, 18:58   #42
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A 17-year-old Afghan armed with a knife and an axe last week...an Iranian connection this week...Munich, Nice, Paris, Boston, Orlando, San Bernadino, and many, many other places...trains, planes, and automobiles...rapes, murders, mass murders...damn...there must be some common element...what could it be?
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Thanks for that picture DM. My wife was just in Seattle last week for a wedding and the next time we go I will be hitting you up for the name of that restaurant. Until then there are 2 of our trip last month to Munich. I would have included the 62 Vette that we walked past on the way there, but with 22K on the odometer I am still too shocked to look at those pics.
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Link with video of initial shooter ...

https://www.*******.com/watch?v=hn02ex0C-N4

He brazenly stands there and fires his weapon because he knows NO ONE will fight back because the German citizens have been unarmed by their government.
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good heavens, his aim and handling suck....which is a good thing.
He won't last 2 minutes in Fatalville. Heck, "certain groups" would take him out with bare hands. There was a precedence.
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Old 07-23-2016, 06:11   #45
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I just got done watching the latest news conference

I think they have most of the talking points here:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/liv...ng-centre-live


I rarely have something relevant to contribute to this board, but last night was very close and personal to me.
So maybe I try to share what I feel I have learned after one sleepless night.

Rumors were flying and I heard conflicting reports on how many shooters were involved, where shootings were taking place, what the motivation was, ...
I am happy I resisted the temptation to post here or anywhere.
The police said they had 4,310 emergency calls. Many of them from people sharing information they only recieved through social media. It largely contributed to the confusion.

I realized that Munich police were doing a great job sharing reliable information as it came in. In the future (Because unfortunately I think there will be more of this) I will stay away from unreliable sources.

I am proud of my city, people were sticking together, helping strangers, made room for police and emergency responders.

I have the highest regard for our police. They did a great job.

I am sure there will be voices criticizing the huge police response, but I personally am happy to know the city is capable and willing to react that way.

It doesn't make a difference to me that there seems not connection to ISIS. I personally don't fell safe from terror, and I am sure wether we call it AMOK or TERRORISM doesn't make a difference to the victims or their families. Running around murdering as many people as possible for whatever reason with whatever means available seems to be the thing to do these days.

Of course I wonder what I would have done had I been there. And I was going to be there, at that mall at that time, had promised my son to take him there and we luckily got held up by our puppy...
I have read countless referrals to people being sheeple on this board. Always gritting my teath a bit because I was afraid I fall into that category. Now I KNOW I do.
I can't see myself doing anything other than run and try to protect my son. What is the right thing to do? Run? Hide? Play dead? How do any of these with an upset, autistic teenager?

I also learned how many people all over the world care about us and am very thankful.
Thank you to everybody on professionalsoldiers.com who thought of us and wished us well. You are strangers from a different continent thank you for caring.

Sorry for the long rant. I seem to have a lot to get off my chest...

My thoughts are with the victims and their families and friends, I hope the injured recover quickly and completely
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