Too Much Fear? Package Threat Forces Evacuation Of Dallas DART Station

Passengers Alert Authorities To Man Asking For Help Carrying Packages

By Andrea Lucia, CBS 11 News

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Mockingbird DART station and the surrounding area, including the Angelika Theater, were evacuated Saturday after a police dog alerted authorities to a passenger onboard with two suspicious packages, a spokesman said.

Riders traveling through downtown stations reportedly expressed alarm after a man asked them for help carrying a duffel bag and a large box.

Bomb technicians with the Dallas Police Department determined the packages were not a threat about two hours after the evacuation, said DART spokesman Morgan Lyons.

“He was actually trying to pay people to help him get packages on and off the train,” Lyons said.

The man with the packages remained with DPD through the afternoon, though he was not arrested.

“Inconvenient for sure, but we’re all okay – and that’s what matters,” said Kim Speer, who was attempting to return home with her two children.

Red and Blue Lines were affected, and passengers were rerouted to other stops and connected with buses. The Mockingbird station was reopened around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Nationwide, transit systems have been on high alert because of fears al Quaeda could retaliate for the death of Osama Bin Laden. Here in North Texas, the NBA playoffs have had heightened security at the American Airlines Center.

The FBI is also investigating suspicious letters with a Dallas postmark found at Washington D.C. area schools. They are similar to other letters sent to D.C. schools this week containing a white powder.

One of them referenced al Qaeda .

“The customers are aware of what’s going on in the world. We’re aware of what’s going on in the world,” said Lyons.

Like the power laced letters, the package at Mockingbird station was found to be harmless.

Still, no one at all seemed to mind the dose of extra caution.

“We live in a major metroplex, so you never know what’s going to happen.  Better safe than sorry,” said Speer.

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  • Richard

    Please include a picture of a “suspicious package” so I will be able to properly identify one in the future.

    • Gardentoolnumber5

      Underlying theme in all these scare stories; “Better safe than sorry.” “It is a scary world.” “Just doing what they have to do to keep us safe.” The stories never fail to contain a submission message.

      KEEP QUIET! SUBMIT! THE STATE WILL SAVE YOU! They just need a bit more of your tax dollars to pay for your safety.

    • Winston

      I bet you guys still believe that Osama is alive? That Kennedy was shot by multiple shooters? That Elvis still lives? Sad Really….

    • mepatri

      Yup. They’ve done a great job instilling fear into the American psyche. It’s a plan designed to gain control. That’s why they ignore real threats, and build up nonsense in the eyes of the people so that they’re afraid to breathe. It’s sad that people are so controllable.

    • Silhouette

      At Hammer: You should not be calling people stupid when you yourself are showing your lack of knowledge. As it so happens, aviation fuel, jet fuel (which is akin to kerosene) can melt steel, especially when the flames are fanned by wind (created by the cool air rushing into the open sides of the building as the hot air rises). It does not take a blast furnace to melt steel, but anyone with an engineering degree will tell you, the heat from jet fuel can reach over 2000 centigrade. Quit reading conspiracy comics and get a grip

      • Dynamo

        THREE (not two) buildings, two hit by jets, majority of the fuel of which burned off with the initial fireballs, falling to the ground at freefall speed. Multiple still and video images reveal horizontal blasts.Concrete was powderized, human body parts found on roofs of buildings all around blast zone. Obviously, those who were not told what to think by msm play-by-play could see that what we were all witnessing was the explosion of these bldgs, from the inside. Tower 7 (never covered by msm) buckled in the center, a characteristic of controlled demolition, fell at the speed of a billiard ball. This event was reported as already having occurred a full 20 minutes before it actually happened by BBC reporter. Physically impossible for this speed to be achieved without moving all thie mass out of the way via explosion. MOLTEN metal in basement for weeks after explosions. LIquid metal seen pouring out of windows before fall. Dust of 911 filled with micro-spheres of atomized steel, and red thermate chips. Most members of 911 commision did not believe official report. Firefighters warned to stand back, on video. Firefighters report, firsthand, about explosions in basement, backing up Rodriguez’ (WTC employee) testimony.

        Deniers: This a fraction of the inconsistencies presented by the official story. Before we go calling each other stupid, let’s just have these issues addressed by deniers in a reasonable manner. It hasn’t happened yet.

      • Bumper Press

        Absolutely. Arguing with deniers is a waste of time. Most “deniers” are trolls paid to keep the lies alive.

      • Hammer

        no it can’t. 1200 degrees max. you better read some basic science and physics. the fires were clearly smoldering long before the colapse. indicating an oxygen starved fire. not a 2000 degree fire.

      • Hammer

        To you,
        your funny, really? 2000 dgrees celsius. OMG you either put that wrong or you are intentionally misleading folks.
        wiki says 287.5 °C (549.5 °F) for open air burn. I’ll even five ya 1200 F. but 2000 C (3600 F) I don’t think so. Silhouette is silly, or a Troll. or maybe you were just mistaken. still takes 2800 to melt steel. molten steel in basement… nuff said

      • InTheBubble

        Jet fuel plus a blast of air can melt steel – right. I’ve been ducking those melting jet engines for years as molten metal falls out of the sky 24/7. Look out below!

      • mike

        damn you are one uninformed bozo.

    • steve

      Look on the address label. Do you see any shifty I’s?

    • teaisstronger


      Ben Laden is more dangerous now than before Obama murdered him. Ben Laden was also seen in Moscow, Berlin and London.

    • Whatever

      “Critical thinkers” that can’t figure out the difference between your and you’re. Makes whatever else YOU’RE carrying on about kind of irrelevant….mr. engineer.

      • Hammer

        Thats all you got whatever? That was weak.

        You are an idiot. how bout that, is that better for you? or would you rather me say you’re an idiot.
        Because spelling and grammer are important on an internet chat bd.
        lets argue the points, oh you can’t. or better yet let me guess “The fire was hot enough to soften it” weak very weak.
        The issue is MOLTEN STEEL not soft steel.
        I never said I was an engineer, i just play one on T.V.

    • heatherfeather

      They lost credibility a long time ago. Cut them out of your life and watch out for your own best interests. The funny money circus sideshow is a dead end for all involved in it. Sort of like a cult or a drug addiction, dependence on the GINO and their bankster owners will not end well.

    • Hammer

      Buzz your the conspiracy nutcase. Way to go on repeating the same thing that I already slapped down as a stupid argument. Just like all you conspiracy nutcases that believe hijackers with box cutters made NORAD stand down, you have no facts. All you can do is attack the messenger. Insult me all you like nut job, the critical thinkers know your full of it.

      • Chris

        So, do you believe there were no hijackers?

    • jpeditor

      The U.S. Mexico border is a priority but your 911ASSHATsentials site is NO BETTER THAN THE BS MEDIA.

      Stop lying about 9/11 – MUSLIM TERRORISTS DID IT and you are helping them by saying they did not the same was the MSM is ignoring our border with Mexico.

    • Richard Cappetto

      You are so right!!!!!

    • jj

      one million illegal aliens enter the usa through the mexican border some of them are terrorist planning to kill innocent men women and our children and uncle scam not only doen nothing to stop them but actually encourages them and lures them with free government handouts,, its the same as our own government is helping terrorist kill us and helping illegal mexicans destroy our economy….whos side is washington one anyway??? it sure as he** is not our side.

    • wri7913

      Actually the news has been talking about the people being killed on the border. The states that need help have been SCREAMING for help these last two years. It’s just that the current sitting president refuse to do anything and won’t back up those states that do decide to do something.

      Remember when Arizona Gov decided to do something? What did Obama do? Sue them….. blame the “do nothing” on the hopey changey guy.

    • Roberta

      Ande we have a pres who lavishly entertains the hispanics at the WH securing votes from them including the illegal ones that he will make certain will vote. This administration is spending more on them than the millions needed to secure our borders! Country was never first with him…

    • A. Levy

      When OBL was killed, the media lost a chance to create their usual circus atmosphere with a trial, so they’re doing the next best thing. They’re using fear and hysteria to create a “terrorist around every corner” atmosphere. Soon, thanks to them, people will be afraid to go to the corner store. Wake-up America. The MSM is the REAL enemy!

    • Spider

      Two facts about terrorism that everyone should know.
      a) There is no defense against terrorism.
      b) Your best protection is common sense.

    • daveb

      Probably has a dozen warm bagels in it or else maybe a six pack of Budweiser. You never know. Lets continue to have The Sexual Abusers monitor your travel. But as you said lets not worry about the Drug Dealers, the Thieves and The Gun Runners who cross the Borders illegally because as we all know these are all potential Obumma supporters and we must never, never do anything to upset the Unions, the illegals, the Unemployed and the felons. Because as we all know, these are the constituents of Obumma!! Not the working class, the business owners, the entrepreneurs and the employed evil money making tax payers!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Billy

        Ain’t it the truth

      • GO_FLYERS

        Just watch the ACORN videos and the news that Washington’s states ACORN Organization threatened a lawsuit if they didn’t accept 60,000 registrations. Problem is they checked and only 8 were valid. When called on it ACORN said they sat in th elibrary making up names . People go in and say they are who th are in those fraudelent registrations and those are OBUMMA”S constituency. The same in MN where 63,000 votes were registered by ACORN. Coleman lost by 275 votes. I wonder if that 63,00 was the difference. It was the difference in Obummacre or no Obummacre. He is evil!

      • Jordan J


    • Hammer

      911 was an inside job, obvious unless your stupid or blind to the truth. Fire doesn’t melt steel, you stupid stupid people it takes a blast furnace or thermite or thermate. oh yes, there was melted steel under all three buildings that were taken down by demolitions on 911. even if your stupid enough to believe the crazy conspiracy story of the government, WTC 7 wasn’t hit by a plane but still had molten steel in the basement. With that fact alone it proves your conspiracy was fake.

      • MDWhite

        Brush off the Dorito crumbs, take a bath, turn off the video game and get a life. You obviously have spent way too much time in your parent’s basement…

    • David

      You are right Fanny

      9/11 just like pearl harbor..A False Flag operation to get the war going.

    • Sandy Lester

      Hammer, you are truly an idiot. Your premiss has been rebuffed dozens of times. But even your statement, if fire cannot melt steel how it then forged into various shapes.

    • Fanny Forbes Franklen

      You’re in good company jpeditor ..

      “Naturally the common people don’t want war.

      But after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

      Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.

      This is easy.

      All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger.

      It works the same in every country.”

      ~ Hermann Görin —–

    • Bob W

      Yes, nothing adds up does it? The war on terror has cost us a lot of lives and a lot of money, yet only 15% of the border with Mexico is truly secure, according to our own government. As for the ridicule Hammer has received, it’s unjustified according to well over 1,000 licensed engineers who say the temperature at which fire melts steel cannot be attained by jet fuel. If those of you who are ridiculing Hammer are indeed engineers, you need to go back to school. But, I doubt you’re engineers or even capable of critical thinking. It’s clear that you prefer to be spoon fed by the media.

    • Hammer

      Sandy must be one of those stupid folks I was referring to. No, none of the facts I’ve talked about have been debunked. Fact: jet fuel burns at 900 degrees, fact: open air fire burns at a maximum 1200 degrees. Fact: steel melts at around 2800 degrees. Fact: even if the lie about the fire weakening the steel girders were true, then the top of the building would have fallen off and still had 80 stories of building sticking up. The building could not have fallen into the path of most resistance without slowing down, they want us to believe it fell at freefall speed. Idiots

    • Privatouring

      About 38,000 killed throughout the Republic of Mexico during the past four years…..not the border, but throughout 31 States and the Federal District.
      During the same time period, over 110,000 people have been killed through some kind of felony murder or manslaughter. Let’s see, Mexico is one-third the sizee of the United States, and has one-third the number of felony killings.
      The press continuously covers the story about Mexico, and that is why you know nothing about it and understand less.
      I agree about the nanny-state box warning. The solution to the security problem is to require all able bodied people who can pass a rigourous psycho and physo exam to be armed.

    • GaryB

      to Bob W

      I AM an engineer. Fire doesn’t have to “melt” steel, it only has to soften it enough that the pressure that is applied from the above weight of the building deforms it enough that it breaks. Most people don’t realize that the weight of the building above it plus the extra heat from the flame would cause it to break. Send your other engineers back to school for a class in Thermodynamics and/or Applied Materials!

      • laughnmatter


        Please inform me as to what you have built, because I want to stay as far away from any structure you had a hand in building.

        Please go to

        You will find 1,500 architects and engineers that have signed their names to a partition stating that the governments version of what happened on 9/11 is a physical impossibility and they prove it.

    • Hammer

      Hey Gary,
      Congrats on the engineer degree, apparently they are easier to get these days.
      Your B.S. about softening metal doesn’t explain THE MOLTEN STEEL IN THE BASEMENT. I hate it when people want to debate facts but completely ignore what you say, to just spout out the same lies that are obviously false. Please reread my posts then come back with at a least believable conspiracy theory. Have you seen the pics of the giant balls of molten steel, or the satellite images? engineer, ha!

      • laughnmatter

        They only see and hear what they want to see and hear. The molten metal doesn’t fit because they don’t have an answer for it.

        Plus do not be fooled into thinking that this forum isn’t filled with professional misinfo agents. After all, this is CBS. What do you think would happen to their credibility if they allowed those that comment expose what they themselves are paid to expose?

        The good news is most people that read these comments aren’t as easily fooled as the sy-op propagandists think they are. They can see that questions aren’t being answered. And there’s plenty of 9/11 truth sites with enough evidence to convince anyone that isn’t in denial that there’s a horrible group of people that have gained control of our government. It’s the people both Eisenhower and Kennedy warned us against, the MIIC and the Shadow Government.

    • Buzz

      To Hammer: fire certainly does melt steel and the steel didn’t have to melt in the WTC towers to give way. The fire was hot enough to soften it enough. You conspiracy nut cases are a real piece of work. You ran around calling Bush the stupidest person on the planet, then you claim he was smart enough to pull off what would be one huge hoax involving thousand of people. You need to get out in the real world every now and then and face reality.

  • 2sister

    The news media probably doesn’t have a picture or at least a clear one. I doubt that they were allowed to get that close.

    • teaisstronger


      The Oval Office can quickly make up a fake copy using some Microsoft photo editor. Did you see what a good job they did on Obama’s fake birth certificate?

      • dave b

        Actually The birth certificate is as good as any 3 dollar bill!!
        To think that they has such contempt for this country that they send out a poorly made fake birth certificate and the lap dog liberal media says it is good ! I think any high school student with even the most basic photoshop experience can do a better job.

        I am completely SHOCKED that this country has accepted Oboomba birth certificate. It is not even close to being real!! Even the short form birth certificate is fake. Did anyone else notice it was created on the hawaii form that wasn’t evenused until the 1980’s!!!

  • C. Blake

    A suspicious package is any package carried by said suspicious person

    • 2sister

      It can also be any package that looks unusual or out of place. They really can’t tell you for sure what a suspicious package looks like.

      • C. Blake

        You missed the sarcasm

      • Ben Dover

        OK. Then just show us what a non-suspicious package looks like.

    • Renee

      And a suspicious person is anyone standing with their hands in their pockets, or with a Ron Paul sticker on their forehead.

      • G-Jean

        Good Grief!!! Listen to all of you! If you asked the majority of Texas, all of them would tell you that they believed in the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. If you do, then why don’t you trust him to protect you? Better to trust him to protect you than this feeble, feeble, corrupt government who needs you to be scared to death so they can control you!!!!

      • Robert Estlinbaum

        XD totally

      • InTheBubble

        G-Jean: thanks, Doll, but I’d rather trust my own .357 Magnum for protection than the commie government OR your old, bearded man in the clouds. There are 100 million armed Americans just like me, so don’t worry about so-called “threat,” we’ve got it covered.

    • Buttie Chewhouse

      you didn’t say suspicious person you said suspicious package so it can’t
      be a ‘ said ‘ supspicious person just a said person, see (how it works) ‘

    • Towel Observer

      A suspicious package is one carried by a Towelish adherent of the Religion ‘O Peace ™.

      • Truth Hurts

        Neither Islam nor Hindus have shown much peace lately. Just ask the Christians being persecuted to the death all over the middle east and in in India.

      • Detex

        The towel heads you speak of are not Muslims, they are hindu. Last I checked they were a true religion of peace

  • Miller Henley

    Really? Doesn’t like every twentieth person or so with a package look inordinately suspect on DART? Maybe it is just my imagination.

    • C. Blake

      Miller got it

  • Elmer

    There was no bomb threat, maybe a bomb scare. You should know the difference.


      I submit that Jerome Corsi’s book release next week, will hit the political class in DC like a “bomb” with lasting fallout. Sneek Peek:

      • Bob W

        As long as it’s the truth — I’m all for it. Truth will make the roaches scatter. Maybe we can get our democracy back. I don’t want to live in a police state with a government-controlled news media that shapes public opinion like Pravda did in the USSR. We need the truth to come out about nearly everything that’s going on behind closed doors. I also believe that there are still too many Americans who are so naive they cannot accept the fact that sometimes governments do some very, very bad things to their own people. I look forward to Corsi’s book and more people coming forward with the truth. Our Republic is handing by a thread because we have too many cowards with important information who are too gutless to spill it.

  • Todd

    There was no bomb threat and these people are morons.

  • sammyP

    Sarcasm duly noted. Thing is, unattended package = suspicious package. This ain’t Mayberry anymore.

    • borntobepolitical

      If we would not have over reacted to every whiff of their stench by creating a climate of fear in America, then they would not have won.

      Unfortunately, they have succeeded in terrorizing America. We are afraid of our shadow. So they have won by default.

    • Goober

      Pay attention, Barn! Thet thar package tweren’t unattended! The man was
      asking for help totin’.

  • GorgeousGeorge

    Why didn’t they just shoot him in the back and execute him per SOP??

    • Mike S.

      Then bury him at sea?

      • D Franklin


        It’s funny now……

  • Gibbs Bentley

    “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


    • muhama

      imaginary??? you mean like the three muslims who went crazy on the three different us flights yesterday?? wow ya thats carzy alright..

      • Dr. Carslon

        Shill. Bought and paid for and not very bright are you.

  • Srping Mountainerr

    So much for my new line of Suspicious brand travel accessories. On a serious note, I’d love to see what does make a package look suspcious…

  • psadie

    If anyone spreads fear it is the media. Of course, we expect the threat to rise, but we don’t freak out. We are aware and calm.

    • JM in San Diego CA

      If it sells papers (or whatever media), it will be published. Truth? — hey, don’t bug me, sister!

  • Rupert

    “Still, no one at all seemed to mind the dose of extra caution.”

    Except maybe the poor guy schlepping all the bags who had to spend his day at the police station.

  • sam kndle

    I disagree, a suspicious person may not be interesting so his or her bags will not be suspicious, however if you have an interesting person his/her bags are interesting and suspicious. He/she can now be detained and held as an interesting person and the bags are both interesting and suspicious.

    • Mad Max

      Round up the “Ususal Suspects”

    • marvinlzinn

      Hmmm. If I look suspicious I can also become well-known, even popular, especially if I carry something I want to advertise.

      And if I am afraid of being suspicious, I can avoid that by being dead.

      Are those my best options?

  • Bryan S

    This is just the CIA wanting to keep their budget up….the evidently sent their agents to work this weekend causing all these little incidents to keep the sheep scared.

    We spent $1T a year on you criminals for the last 10 years and its still not enough, eh?

  • Greg

    Dear Govt,
    Stop trying to keep us safe. It’s not your job. Your job is to keep us free.


    • Rockland Rebel

      Stop interfering with the Second Amendment. We will keep ourselves safe.

    • jen

      Actually, it is their job to keep us safe, LOL. It’s part of our constitutional rights. BUT~~ they are only supposed to protect us militarily in the event we are attacked. Not carrying our baggage onto a train.

      • NavyBuckeye

        No, Jen, it’s not their job to keep us “safe”.

        Which part of the Constitution does it say the government will keep us safe? What section? What Amendment? Which branch of government does that responsibility fall under?

        It’s not the governments job to keep us safe. It is as Greg points out, to keep us free.

        Being “safe” is different for different people.

        I define safe as being able to make the choices and then the actions needed to protect myself and my family. That is it. Not be told what is safe or how to be safe.

        Now safe for a Democrat is having the government tell them what safe is and then letting them “make” you “safe”. And some Democrat voters don’t feel safe unless government is also telling them what to eat and wear.

    • D Franklin

      Amen to that

  • natb1

    “Inconvenient for sure, but we’re all okay – and that’s what matters,”

    This rationale can justify anything, as does, “If it saves just one life, its all worth it”

    • Tate

      How right you are. I can’t believe all those people were amenable to being delayed and detained. I would have been irate. You sheeple should just stay at home with the curtains drawn and the doors locked. If you’re that damned scared of other people’s “suspicious” packages then do the rest of us a favor and stay home.

      • NavyBuckeye


        Some of them already do that and take our tax dollars to boot.

        These people need to wake up and smell the coffee. If a terrorist wants you dead….it’s going to happen no matter how many freedom you let the government take away.

      • David

        Gvmt has got them scared. that’s where the Gvmt wants them.

  • nuisance

    Sheep. Stop letting the government scare you out of your freedoms and believing some Imam is coming to get you in the night. The US government equates “terrorists” to boogeymen. To me, this is a terrifying state of affairs when no one questions anything anymore.

  • patriot4life


  • Timmy

    Only in Texas.

    • Ib_Snooker

      No, not only in TX. It’s going on all over the country. Look at the rash of terror scare headlines today. Datelines include NY, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Denver, TN, San Francisco…

  • DaveM

    Wow that’s why Barney now carries a sub machine gun!!! I was wondering why they let him have more than one bullet.

    People gotta stop being so paranoid or they have already won. Remember the definition of terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Key words threats to intimidate.

  • Danged Fool

    Everything is suspicious! LOL! You look suspicious so we will have a TSA agent pull your pants down and give you a good groping.

    • Chris Ness

      Land of the once free;
      Home of the trembling in fright.

    • Bob W

      This cannot be a good thing for remarkably attractive people. I’m not trying to be funny. This has reportedly happened at airports.

  • boB

    Greg, read your constituion. Keeping this country safe is the Federal government’s PRIMARY concern and job.

    • DaveM

      I wish they would do that then and stop worrying about what food I eat.

    • Barry loves you

      Gee, I thought it was making sure foreign and domestic banks steal trillions while the population is distracted by fake wars, fake terror, sports and Hollyweird. USA! USA!

      • D Franklin

        That’s because you think for yourself. Just stop that and turn your TV on.

    • Greg

      a strong national defense, yes. taking away someone’s right to carry a box without suspicion, no.

    • JMWinPR

      Dear boB:
      Where exactly does it say that? What branch or agency does this fall under, Consumer Protection? Below is the oath, I don’t see the “s” word anywhere
      “I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”

  • Barry loves you

    “…but we’re all okay – and that’s what matters,”

    As long as that attitude prevails the security state will expand and expand make your life more difficult with the possibility of being swept up into something nightmarish. Now would be a good time to buy some land overseas as any fool can see where this is all headed. Just waiting for them to conjure up another 911 event and we’re all done for.

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