Security Breach At Olympics Opening Ceremony

Police say a man using false accreditation was able to get within several yards of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden before being arrested at the Olympics' opening ceremony.

Cpl. Joe Taplin of the Olympics security task force says the man was stopped when he got about 12 rows from where Biden was sitting in the VIP section at BC Place Stadium.

Taplin says the man was escorted into a hallway, tried to flee, and then was apprehended again. He says the man has been handed over to Vancouver police department, which is not recommending charges at this time but "believe mental health issues were a contributing factor."

Taplin says Biden was not in danger at any time.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:29 AM
    NC, we do not want the CHANGE that Obama has in store for us.
  • by NC on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Please people kill me making comments about the Obama administration. How could you expect someone to clear up 8 years worth of mess that Bush caused. Get for real. Obama and his entire administration is just what the US needed. People are so afraid of change til its pathetic...
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:35 AM
    At least he didnt shanke hands with them like Obama did at the White House. Dint even know who he invited to his own party.
  • by newport Location: newport on Feb 18, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    sounds like they are running thier security detail the same way they are running the US...lol.....Hopefully noone votes him back in a second time.....if they do well then we deserve everything we get
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Feb 18, 2010 at 08:33 AM
    Most people try and get away from Biden so they were probably caught off guard.
  • by LB on Feb 18, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    No, Ordnanceman, Lavon is not alone. I LIKE THEM and would vote for them again. Most of you up here act so childish.
  • by Mike Location: SOMEWHERE on Feb 18, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    ANOTHER SECURITY BREACH IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.WHAT KIND OF SECURITY DO THEY HAVE RENTAL COPS?MUST BE SOME OF OBAMAS BOYS FROM THE HOOD.
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:52 AM
    LOL!!!! Good one Anonymous!!! How true that is! I think Lavon is the only one left who still likes them!
  • by Opening was last week on Feb 18, 2010 at 06:38 AM
    The opening of the Olympics (the Opening Ceremony) was last Friday (February 12th), so why are we just finding out about this now? This happened almost a week ago! By the way, I agree with what "Anonymous" said.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2010 at 04:21 AM
    Electing Joe Biden and his bossman was a giant security breach.
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