Gov’t: Emergency responders are “responding to an incident” at nuclear site outside Las Vegas

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 10:05 pm ET
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CNN, 9:39p ET:

Emergency officials responded Tuesday to a “security incident” at the Nevada National Security Site, a dispatcher there told CNN.

The dispatcher did not want to be identified.

A news release from the National Nuclear Security Administration, datelined Las Vegas, says, “Emergency responders are currently responding to an incident on the central portion of the Nevada National Security Site. More information will be released as it becomes available.” […]

8 News NOW, 9:41p ET:

BREAKING NEWS: NNSA Reports Incident at Nevada Nat’l Security Site […]

The incident is located in the central portion of the site, formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. The site is located about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

“We have a security incident in Area 6” –Kelly Snyder, a spokeswoman for the National Nuclear Security Administration

Published: January 29th, 2013 at 10:05 pm ET
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10 comments to Gov’t: Emergency responders are “responding to an incident” at nuclear site outside Las Vegas

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    Isn't Obama in Las Vegas now?

  • 'A Security Event'

    "a "suspicious item" was discovered outside the device assembly facility security perimeter fence…" – Dave Taylor (spokesman)

    The security perimeter fence worked. πŸ™‚
    Maybe, we got lucky… this time?

    • PavewayIII PavewayIII

      The suspicious device turned out to be a medium-sized rodent wearing some type of nine-banded combat armor and a long nosepiece. The intruder had to be wrestled into security vehicles after rolling up in a ball and refusing to budge, making hissing sounds at security personnel. He was taken inside and held for questioning while the facility waited for DHS 'information encouragers' to arrive. The creature suffered the waterboarding attempts quite well, but disliked the hot rock floor – thsi forced him to shriek quite louldy at times disturbing the other animal. his being held for further questioning after – according to facility security sources – he refused to provide any explanation as to the purpose of such armor.

      • It's just a foul-up in communications…

        We have an armadillo outside the building, sir.

        WHAT!? An armored sicko is lurking outside the building!?

        CALL THE NRA, Umm,,, No!? THE NRC!… Errmm… or is that AEC?

        CALL THEM ALL! FRAGGIT!

    • No nun involved, security worked, LOL

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Jah. sure! Ja, wohl! "More information will be released as it becomes available.” […]
    Ya don't say!

  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist

    /word is that it was a flaming bag of poo…….don't worry, they were able to stomp the flames out. =P