August 3, 2007, - 1:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: Well, this time the religion is something other than Islam, and the men with the submarine had no ill intent. That’s THIS time. Thank G-d. ****
So, three guys walk into a makeshift submarine in the East River. . . .
Sorry, no punchline. Just a question: What is the religion of the three men brought in for questioning over a makeshift submarine found New York’s East River, this morning?
Makeshift submarine found in East River: Vessel found just feet from Queen Mary 2
(New York- WABC, August 3, 2007) – Several people are being questioned by police after being stopped apparently attempting to set sail off Brooklyn in a makeshift submarine-type vessel.
Police say the men were caught in the area of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn, near the Queen Mary 2, just after 11 a.m. this morning.
No threatening devices or materials were found on board the vessel.
The initial indication is this is not terrorism related.
Authorities say they were in a large barrel put together as a type of makeshift “submarine-type vessel,” complete with oxygen tanks.
Officers responded to the area, found the men and are questioning them. Their intent was not immediately clear.
Ri-i-i-i-ght. Hmmm . . . maybe the new Al-Qaeda song can be the Beatles’ “The Yellow (Makeshift) Submarine.”
Thanks to reader Sharon for the tip.
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