Infrastructure Daily News 11.14.12

Transportation Sector

. November 13, WPVI 6 Philadelphia – (New Jersey) School bus involved in GSP crash failed inspection. The bus involved in a November 12 crash on the Garden State Parkway failed an inspection in October, reported WPVI 6 Philadelphia. The crash happened in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, where students were heading home from Atlantic City to their Somers Point campus. Twenty-two students were taken to a local hospital where many were released November 12. Several others were taken to a medical center. This same bus failed an inspection in October, in part because the tires were in bad condition. The bus was then re-examined and passed the inspection. The right lane of the northbound Garden State Parkway was closed for approximately 2 hours. Source:

. November 12, Wall Street Journal – (New Jersey; New York) PATH trains running again from N.J. to Manhattan. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said November 12 that limited service has been restored to its Port Authority Transit Hub (PATH) commuter trains running between New Jersey and New York City. PATH trains were operating on a limited schedule, seven days a week, from Newark to 33rd Street in Manhattan after being knocked out late October by flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Source: path-trains-newark-penn-station For another story, see item 4

Postal and Shipping Sector
Nothing to report

Emergency Services Sector

. November 12, KGO 7 San Francisco – (California) San Jose marine fatally shot by police officers. Officers in Palm Springs, California, insisted they had no choice but to open fire on a 22-year-old marine November 10 in a parking garage. Police said he and his friend began yelling derogatory comments toward two officers on bike patrol at which point, the officers instructed him to turn off his car. Police said he refused, which prompted one of the officers to climb through his passenger side window. That was when the marine began stepping on the gas. “The suspect accelerated directly toward the second officer striking him, and continued on with the initial officer suspended from the passenger side window,” the Palm Springs police chief said. Police said the officers feared for their lives and began shooting at the marine. He was pronounced dead shortly after. The officers were treated and released from the hospital. Source:

. November 11, CNN – (Michigan) Man, 64, killed after opening fire inside Michigan police station. A man walked into a Southfield, Michigan police station November 11 and opened fire, precipitating a shootout that ended with him dead and a police officer wounded, police said. The man entered the building that houses the Southfield Police Department with a handgun and pointed it at an officer sitting behind bullet-proof glass, said a police spokesman. Refusing requests to put down the gun, the man started firing at the desk officer. The first officer to respond was shot in the shoulder, the spokesman said. That officer and others returned fire, hitting the shooter. Both wounded men were treated at the scene and moved to a nearby hospital. The man later died from his injuries at the hospital. Authorities did not know why he opened fire at the police station. The wounded officer was in stable condition. Source: police-station/?hpt=ju_c2

. November 10, Associated Press – (Mississippi) Another inmate charged in deadly Miss. prison riot. Another inmate was charged with participating in a deadly prison riot in Natchez, Mississippi, the Associated Press reported November 10. One guard was killed and 20 people were injured in the May 20 riot at the privately-run Adams County Correctional Facility, which holds illegal immigrants convicted of crimes in the U.S. The inmate was charged November 7. A complaint filed by an FBI agent said he assaulted a guard. He is at least the third inmate charged in the case. Source: riot

. November 9, United Press International – (Michigan) Person enters Detroit police station with found grenade. The Detroit Police Department’s Eastern District building was evacuated after a person walked in holding a grenade. The unnamed visitor entered the building November 9 and announced, “Look what I found,” a Detroit Police spokeswoman said. The incident prompted the closing of Gratiot Street, where the police office is located, the Detroit News reported. A bomb squad was called to the building and police public information officials said Department of Homeland Security personnel were assisting in the investigation. Source: UPI-97561352492981/

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