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Shots Fired at TN Nuclear Plant

jander Wrote: Apr 22, 2013 12:25 PM
In your dream world, this security guard would have had a stick instead of a gun. You know, the way police officers are "armed" in the UK. How would that have worked out at this Nuke plant?

Tennessee's NBC affiliate reported yesterday:

A TVA spokesperson confirmed that a security officer patrolling TVA Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City was involved in a shootout with a suspect Sunday at about 2:00 a.m.

The security incident happened on the Tennessee River side of the plant property, more than a quarter mile from the plant's protected area, which houses its reactor and power production facilities.

TVA spokesperson Jim Hopson said the subject traveled up to the plant on a boat and walked onto the property.  When the officer questioned the suspect, the individual fired multiple shots at...