Goose Creek , SC: Explosives Found in Car … FL Tags & Driven By 2 Middle Eastern Men


The FBI and the Charleston County bomb squad has also been called to the scene of a reported car being stopped for a routine traffic violation and explosives were found in the vehicle. The car was reportedly being driven by two Middle Eastern men. Hmm. Let’s see what develops from this story …

Goose Creek – Berkeley County police pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop near Meyers Road and Highway 1-76 around 6 p.m.  The vehicle with Florida tags was driven by two men of Middle Eastern descent.  Inside police found explosive devices.  Highway 1-76 near Goose Creek has since been shut down.  In addition to the FBI authorities from Goose Creek, Berkeley County, and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are on scene.  The Charleston County bomb squad has also been called.  (ABC4 News)

WIS News 10 talked to an FBI spokesperson who told us she could neither confirm or deny a possible link between the vehicle and a terrorist plot.

UPDATE I: This May have been a foiled jail break

UPDATE II: From Lt Vince Lombardo at the scene:

According to Lt. Vince Lombardo, deputies discovered the suspicious items in the trunk during a traffic stop.  Deputies stopped two men in a four-door sedan for speeding.  The car had Florida tags.  The two men inside the vehicle are detained at the scene.  Lombardo also said information from an investigation in another jurisdiction raised the suspicions of the deputies.


Lombard would not say what the device was or what it was that bomb technicians from neighboring Charleston County exploded at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. (USA Today)

UPDATE III: From Pal2pal, Fox News is reporting that the two suspects are in custody for unlawful possession of an explosive device

For updates and other bloggers covering the story:

UPDATE IV: Two people in custody said to be of Middle Eastern decent

As Cold Fury is reporting, those MSM that are even bothering to report this story seem to be leaving out the “Middle Eastern” part.

Lombard says the car was heading west on U.S. Highway 176, away from Goose Creek and the Naval Weapons Station there. A mile-long stretch of the highway was reopened about 4 Sunday morning.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Goose Creek , SC: Explosives Found in Car … FL Tags & Driven By 2 Middle Eastern Men”

    1. Scared Monkeys on August 5th, 2007 12:39 am

      The next thing we will be hearing from some scum bad defense attorney is that they were illegally pulled over and targeted because they were Middle Eastern. Explosives be damned.

    2. Fools Gold on August 5th, 2007 4:41 am

      I have no idea about the legality of the traffic stop that was made about 20 miles north of Charleston and in the vicinity of a Navy brig used in terrrorism detentions but device detonated at roadside only “made the sound of a firecracker” so I imagine the whole incident was more hoopla than it was worth.

    3. Scared Monkeys on August 5th, 2007 11:02 am

      That may be so Fools Gold, but no one can take that chance. If it was more than that and no one did anything then you would be railing on them for having done nothing.

      We live in a world where terrorists only need to be right once, and we get it wrong just once.

      There are procedures that have to be followed. That is for everyone’s safety.

    4. fran on August 5th, 2007 1:00 pm

      Maybe it was a practice run. They have been caught in the past while doing that. What do they care? Two or three in jail and many more to carry on and find another way.


    5. Fools Gold on August 5th, 2007 10:56 pm

      The presence of the brig in the area is disturbing. The device, although apparently not massive, may have been a ‘flash’ grenade that would have caused confusion and disorientation rather than actual damage or loss of life.

      It says ‘routine traffic stop’ but I think they were expected.

    6. USF1982 on August 6th, 2007 5:33 pm

      “Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt said the men were pulled over Saturday night on U.S. Highway 176 while driving more than 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. When an officer approached the car, he saw one of them men fold a laptop computer, which the officer believed was suspicious, DeWitt said.

      The officer asked them if he could search the car, which the men agreed to. When he asked if there was anything in the car he should know about, the men said there were fireworks in the trunk.”

      Since when is closing a laptop computer a suspicious act? Maybe using computer is a felony in SC.

      It sounds suspiciously like racism on the part of redneck policeman. The last time I checked just about anyone can buy fireworks along the roadside in SC.

      The FBI has said the men are not suspected of orchestrating a terrorist plot.”

    7. Fireworks … Pipe Bombs, Same Difference When you Get Pulled Over By Police and You are Middle Eastern : Scared Monkeys on August 7th, 2007 12:14 am

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