OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Minor delays on BART trains in Oakland Friday morning were apparently caused by an unruly passenger talking loudly about weapons of mass destruction, a passenger said on the microblogging website Twitter.

The police activity started at about 9:15 a.m. and was causing delays of about 10 minutes for trains headed into San Francisco, a BART dispatcher said.

Around the same time, someone named Michelle King posted on Twitter, “on the train to sf; Of the many crazy people, there’s one right now clapping loudly and talking about WOMD,” a reference to weapons of mass destruction.

About five minutes later, King posted, “update – bart police came and got him.”

The BART dispatcher confirmed that the police activity had ended by about 9:30 a.m., but an agency spokesperson was not immediately available to comment on the incident.

BART has bumped up its number of police patrols on trains following the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden last weekend, and is encouraging riders to speak up if they notice any unusual behavior, unattended packages or suspicious activity.

Regular train service had resumed through Oakland as of 10:15 a.m., according to BART dispatch.

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Comments (72)
  1. David says:

    Must have been some angry white guy in a suit right? RIGHT?

    of course I’m only speculating because the story makes no reference either way about race or ethnicity. I wonder why?

    Another question is will this joker be charged with making a terrorist threat?

    1. MAKE MY DAY says:

      How the hell can you charge him with a terrorist threat – did he SAY “I’m going to blow-up the train”??? This whole damn situation is getting to be *crazy* now!! Everybody is just running scared of everything!!! The terrorists have won – everyone is living in “FEAR”!!!

      1. Philip Kirschner says:

        The truth, I was a rescue worker at ground zero in NYC with BED-STUY volunteer ambulance corp. Metlting point of steel is much hiring then the temapture jet fuel burns at. I was there, it was a contolled demolition to get us into a war.I don’t care anymore if they give me zaodgra money. They can go to hell. I want my country back.

      2. theJackal says:

        @Phillip K…. You are an idiot. 35,000 pounds of J2 burning for an hour can surely soften steel enough for the load bearing members to have a single point of failure that triggers a systematic collapse. It’s already been proven. Besides the fact I melt steel for a living and have seen steel vaporize before my eyes before. Stick to getting your disabilty check and leave the heavy lifting for people who know what thier talking about.

      3. Philip Kirschner says:

        I heard explisions before two world trade fell. What about steal covered with asbestos?

      4. alex says:

        @the jackal, you sir are an idiont, 80% of the fuel burned in the initial exlosion, and WTC 1,2 anad 7 are the only steel buildings in the history of man to fully collapse. Oh yeah and smart guy, WTC 1 &2 were designed to take a direct hit from a fully loaded 737 with full fuel on the plane as well. Do a little research next time you caveman, and no I dont believe you work at a foundry.

      5. ND52' says:

        It never fails–question the official story of 9/11 or any other govt lie and the government sends it’s trolls in to “set the story straight”. They’re everywhere. You trolls overplayed your hand one too many times and now the very thing you hoped wouldn’t happen IS happening.

        You lose.

    2. jim says:

      No, I heard it was an angry 6 year old white girl.

      1. Fanny Forbes Franklen says:

        “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ~ H. L. Mencken http://911essentials.com

    3. jm says:

      DAvid: what does race have to do with his statements?? Should the level of severity of what he was saying at the time be dependent on what ethnicity he is? Then what-do we stop and ask him, “excuse me sir, what religion do you prescribe to?”. Get a grip man. maybe you should just read the post and not comment on them?

      1. Jeno says:

        David,all terrorist threats come EXCLUSIVELYfrom muslim vermin.As if Uou need to be reminded of all terrorist “DEEDS”IN LAST 40 years? So why are You acting so surprised?

    4. Lilly says:

      An extremist constitutionalist, Christian or second amendment advocate. Could be a vet. Domestic terrorists all, according to the Obama administration. I’ll bet it was a six year old American girl crossdresser like those domestic terrorists daring to go through Obama’s airports.

      1. Joel Weymouth says:

        It is our experience, when the assailant is Arabic and Muslim, the media and/or government goes to great lengths to not mention it.

        Why do you think the TSA “pats” down 6 year old girls and 75 year old elderly women? So the filthy Muzzies in this country “won’t feel persecuted”.

      2. Philip Kirschner says:

        Look at the MIAC report from the missouri informtion action center.Watch whats next. Build up to next attack, and then end of all constitutional rights.

    5. IntrepidWarrior says:

      Excuse David people. He’s apparently missing half of his brain and the one half he’s got is filled with Mainstream Media propaganda and White House fairytales. Heck, I mean poor David here probably has no idea that our government took down THREE buildings on 9.11, and he probably thinks it was no big deal that Nazi-Bama got U.N. permission to unilaterally bomb men, women and children in Libya without Congressional declaration of war, and for no damn reason.

    6. blackHat says:

      “…the story makes no reference either way about race or ethnicity. I wonder why?”

      Could it be because race and ethnicity are COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT to the story? It must be a lonely and frustrating existence you lead, constantly looking for other people to validate your prejudices.

  2. Booker says:

    That’s right, David. He was one of those white male home-growners that Janet Napolitano has been warning us about. He was talking crazy, about defending the Constitution and State’s Rights — whatever than means.

    He was in fact in a suit; headed to the Financial District to steal wealth from poor countries, which is why there’s so much crime in Oakland. Anyway, good thing they got him!

  3. Opticon180 says:

    Glad they stopped another Ahmad the RADICAL Muslim before he got the chance to act out his twisted terrorist fantasy. We’re still waiting for Prez Obama to “get back with us” on his “investigation” to determine whether the Fort Hood massacre of 13 innocent people in 11/09 by Nidal Malik Hasan who shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he murdered the “infidels” was really an act of Islamic terrorism, which we already KNOW IT WAS.

    PC media buries their collective heads in the sand regarding the narrowly averted Times Square bombing, Fort Hood massacre, etc—refusing to admit that Osama is not the ONLY militant Islamic extremist.

    1. Philip B Kirschner says:

      Opticon, there are no boogieman, only what the main stream media and white house want you to believe. go to infowars.com and learn the truth. I was a ground zero rescue worker with the bed-stuy volunteer ambulance corp. I might be putting my zadroga money at risk, but hey i want my country back. Otherwise, the police state will ramp up.

    2. Philip Kirschner says:

      AL AWALKI had dinner at the pentagon right after 9/11.

  4. Johnny says:

    More details about the individual apprehended, please. Were any charges filed? Was the disruptive passenger a government agent? The NWO has made it very clear they intend to put body scanners and pat downs in train stations to beat down those who oppose such sexual assaults at our airports. Please follow up on the trial and conviction of this fake “terrorist”. And like I say, please tell us what government agency he works for.

    1. notgonna says:

      right the f on………..

  5. Marcus68 says:

    Careful folks, in such a liberal area like San Fran/Oakland this guy may sue all of you for violating his civil rights! A threat is protected under the Constitution remember. Only if a person acts on the threat is it chargable.

  6. Hank Warren says:

    This is all about limiting Free Speech. After all, censorship is everywhere. The gov’t (and their big business cronies) censor free speech, shut down dissent and ban the book “America Deceived II”. Free speech for all.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

    1. Joel says:

      Shut up, you idiot.

      1. IntrepidWarrior says:

        You shut up Joel. You brain dead arse. Hank is correct, and you’re just too intellectually inferior to comprehend it.

      2. john says:

        joel is just an idiot liberal communist phuck

      3. john says:

        jk joel…..I meant intrepid is an idiot

    2. Sandy Lester says:

      Only the government can censor speech and that only is in reference to political speech. Making a comment about WMDs which is ruled unruly is not protected speech.

      1. IntrepidWarrior says:

        Sandy. You have no clue of what you speak. The speaker here is well within his rights to speak about any damn thing he wants to, whether you like it or not. That is the first Amendment. Speech is not nor can it ever be a crime unless it is a direct threat to carry out harm or death to an individual. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

      2. john says:

        actually intrepid…you are way wrong…free speech ONLY has to do with political speech, in the constitution….You cant go into a movie yell fire and expect to be protected by free speech…You need to learn this countries constitution b/f you call people names for being correct

      3. Matthew Kaney says:

        The government CANNOT censor speech, period. PERIOD. READ the first amendment. Quit adding your own interpretations to something that is stated in PLAIN English. Incidentally, it should NOT be against the law to shout “Fire” in a movie theater. You don’t think this would be self-regulating. Do it once, and you’d be banned from the theater or you’d get your butt kicked.

  7. John says:

    The real threats are not likely to be mouthing off like that.

  8. dave says:

    just cuff him face down and shoot him in the back-the standard BART procedure for someone exercising his right to free speech

  9. I Was There says:

    It was a 65 year old white retired female librarian cunningly disguised as a Black man. This only shows how vigilant we must be to contain the forces of evil.

  10. fred says:

    Another excuse to install chertoff’s xray machines on trains and buses

  11. twolaneflash says:

    Islam has successfully trained the West like lab rats getting electric shocks. Muslims no longer have to blow us infidels up to get submission to their hate-filled death-loving cult. They have only to threaten violence, or to wear their bomb-vest hiding man-dresses in a crowd, or to accuse the submissive dhimmis of “racism”, or to demand special dispensations and facilities at public expense, or to throw a temper tantrum for the media cameras. Our government overlords will wet themselves and bow-like-Obama to their demands, while opening the immigration gate ever wider to their invasion. Islam is incompatible with the American ideas of individual liberty, freedom from fear, and freedom of religion. This political faux-religion needs to be classified as a hate group; we have seen our liberties eroded by this group and its beliefs. It’s time, as President Obama and his minions say, to push back hard, get in their faces, and get bloody.

    BTW, just when did this 7th century slaughtering system qualify to be a separate race of humanity, with affirmative action set-asides, and civil rights reparation windfalls? More violence to follow, complements of teh religion of peace.

  12. Virginia says:

    Train starts in Berkeley. Need I say more?

    1. Alex says:

      Actually, it doesn’t.

  13. mrsindependent says:

    beautifully said, 2lane

  14. IntrepidWarrior says:

    It is called freedom of speech, and cannot be eliminated just because the words someone is using offend you or make the ninnie’s nervous. They are in the process of destroying the Constitution and every one of our Bill of Rights, and they are now policing thoughts and words, and will criminalize everything they deem “offensive” and will even label people a terrorist for speaking out and against them.

    Look how these sheep are being used just like Hitler to spy on their neighbors and call the cops just because some guy was clapping and talking loudly. What a nation of brainwashed cowards. Where does it say this guy was a Muslim? Where does it give the exact text of his rantings? What law is there that says it is illegal to rant?

    Perhaps this guy was talking about how our government is bombing Libya and attacked other nations with no proof of WOMD? Perhaps he was yelling about the fact that our government blew up those three buildings in NYC on 9.11 and did as much damage as a WOMD?

    Most Americans today are cowards who are brainwashed with a false pseudo patriotism that clouds their critical thinking and judgement, and even worse, they are such shivering and sniveling cowards and braid dead parrots of the Mainstream Media that they still are under the delusion that their federal government gives one iota about them or their lives, and that the nazi’s now running our general government have their best interest at heart.

    Watch now people, and witness before your eyes, how Hitler was able to accomplish what he did, as most Americans are allowing the exact same thing to occur here and now.

    1. Jimmy says:

      Remember this nonsense the next time you’re on a plane sitting next to someone talking about WMD, UBL, or DEATH. All free speech stuff.

  15. lunchleaf says:

    Sounds like k-3 recess in the school yard …..

  16. oscargo says:

    I just hope the cops that arrested him were of sufficient ethnic mix so the diversity police don’t come down on them. We know for sure the perp was a small white girl, about six years old but were the arresting officers: gay, muslim, jewish, hispanic, negroid, asian ? and when is ABC going to have a movie of the week about this evil person ?

  17. Tider says:

    Don’t forget that the terrorists involved in 9/11 and other attacks ALWAYS have “dry” runs where they want to test security measures. Happens every time. Call it boogeymen, call it paranoid, but call it like you see it. If some crazy jerk is gonna start clapping loudly and talking about WMD’s, then he may be sucking on an elbow shortly. Worse case is I just decked a liberal. Best case, I just stopped a terrorist. Either way I win and so do those that have to listen to his stupidity.

    1. Rob Coykendall says:

      Correct….terrorists also like to mouth off to cause fear and then threaten to sue. They want us to be indecisive, given them the cover and time to kill Americans. Remember the hate and openly angry the 9/11 terrorist were toward the airport employee just before boarding the planes. It is all a part of the terrorist playbook. Intimidate and use our own freedoms and laws against us to win. Just like a bunch of openly Muslim men getting on a plane and systematically changing seat to scary the passenger and then call CAIR to sue when aware passenger complain, making it easier for the next guy to get unobstructed access to do terrorist activity.

  18. IntrepidWarrior takes part in receptive anal intercourse says:

    Dear IntrepidWarrior, Bite me!

    I do tip my hat to you however for cleverly bring Hitler and the Nazis into play. That’s something I’ve never seen on a blog before. Devastating. I plan to use it in the future.

  19. RufusVonDufus says:

    They should have taken him out onto the square and shot him point blank in the mouth.

    1. Philip Kirschner says:

      Rufus, my grandparents in NAZI Germany fought in the ghetto. They won, and got hear thanks to members of clergy/ It’s your Rufus the Duffus attitude that will cause the next facist state. I am honored to come from a family of freedom loving Americans who came here legally.

  20. Alex says:

    It bothers me more that people like this Michelle King person feel the need to tweet every minute detail of their lives, not to mention the details of other people’s lives. Now every thought and sight is blabbed to the whole world, as if people care. Sad that they can’t just mind their own business.

  21. Mark in Texas says:

    Just as the government was capable of lying about WMD as its justification for invading Iraq, is it not capable of inventing OBL as its boggieman? Now that he’s supposedly gone, where is the promised end of this war on terror? That said, Muzzies don’t belong in the USA as their political ideology wrapped in a stupid religion is totally incompatible with our Constitution.

    1. PowerPc says:

      It took over two years between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. How much time does one need to hide chemical and biological weapons that had been used on the Kurds? Are you denying that he had them in the past? If so you are a fool. They also buried entire jet fighters under the sand to hide them from the massive bombing they knew was coming. As far as the end of the war ask your buddy Obama…It is his job now and besides he promised to withdraw the troops from Afghan and Iraq and close Abu Ghairab and still has not lived up to his lies…I mean promises.

  22. Grouchy Ed says:

    Lies about WMDs? You mean like Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Kennedy and a ton of other Dems in 1998? What happened to them in the following five years? Did they evaporate?

    Or if Bush lied, what about the French, Russians, British, Germans, Chinese, all of whom were saying the same thing? Or the final source, Saddam himself. All he had to do was open up and show he had destroyed the stuff, and no invasion. There’s satellite info that a lot of truck convoys went to Syria in the last few weeks before bullets started flying. Not to mention several Iraqi army units had full gast warfare kits with them. Since the US hasn;t used gas since 1918, who were they worried about?

  23. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi says:

    A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
    But it cannot survive treason from within … Cicero


    Remember the USAF 9-11 Stand Down Order.

  24. DENNIS says:


  25. Ken says:

    The world is full of idiots. Add this moron to the list.

  26. Jim says:

    You folks really should stop picking on Jerry Brown this way…

  27. bugmenot says:

    It’s just a BS forerunner of excuses for Janet “gross broad” Napolitano to grope children boarding trains and buses.

  28. Greg says:

    Maybe it was “Epic Beard Man” again!

  29. Bryan abbott says:

    Barrack Obama is a War Criminal

  30. JoeAstroturf says:

    If Obama (Bambi the Bower) didn’t spike the football we would’nt have to worry about theses type of things and gotten them all. He gave Osama Bin Laden a Muslim burial we wish we had a leader like you Brits had in Gen. Horatio Kitchener who defeated the Mahdist forces at Obama (Bambi the Bower) gave Osama Bin Laden a Muslim burial we should have had a leader like the Brits had in Gen. Horatio Kitchener who defeated the Mahdist forces at Omdurman, he killed more than 10,000 of them pervert losers and only lost 48 men. He got retaliation on them for killing and cutting off Charles Gordon Gordon’s head and to break the Mahdi’s spell — Kitchener destroyed the Mahdi’s ornate tomb, exhumed the body, cut off the head, threw the bones into the Nile and (much to Queen Victoria’s horror) for a time kept the skull as a souvenir. Our own Major Pershing stopped the Huk uprising by capturing 20 Huks, lining 19 up against a wall and shooting them while the one remaining Huk observed. Major Pershing made sure that the survivor observed and understood that each of the bullets used to kill the 19 captives had been dipped in pigs blood before they were fired. After the 19 captives had been killed by pig-infused bullets, their 19 bodies were buried in a common grave filled with pig bodies, entrails and blood. Major Pershing made sure that the one survivor understood that the 19 bodies had been buried in pig remains. To all you Muslims that are mad at Obama remember he’s working on having one of your terrorist loving Imam’s have a Mosque at ground zero.

    Please Check out song called teapartiers I can’t hear you at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJfboOindCo

    Here’s a verse

    Doctors are retiring earlier but we’re getting 17000 new IRS
    This is how Obama creates health care jobs I guess

  31. David C. says:

    I was surprised to note that roughly half of the people in the USA believe that there is much more to know about the 9-11 events than we were told.


    “Some people say that so many unanswered questions about 9/11 remain that Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success. Other people say the 9/11 attacks were thoroughly investigated and that any speculation about US government involvement is nonsense. Who are you more likely to agree with?”

    * Responses: 47% Attacks were thoroughly investigated / 45% Reinvestigate the attacks / 8% Not Sure

  32. Mark in Texas says:

    Don’t you get it? Successive administrations – be the Republicans or Democrats – lie to us to get us into whatever war they want. War in Viet Nam. War on Drugs. War in Iraq & Afghanistan. Wake up people!

  33. MEC says:

    I was actually on this train, and it was an Asian American guy pretending he had just come in from Korea. He was clearly on drugs or something, and was mostly yelling on and on about how he helped make some nuclear weapons in NK and would anyone like to buy them.. and he kept yelling about “Obama bin Biden” and also hurling racial slurs at passengers. He was clearly deranged but not really threatening.

    I just wish someone on the train would have posted a video so I could show my friends!

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