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#1244138 - 08/05/09 04:20 PM Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist  
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NY LaGuardia suspect frequented piano store
(AP) – 6 hours ago

NEW YORK — The man accused of causing a bomb scare that shut down LaGuardia Airport is described as a "brilliant" classical pianist.

Scott McGann was a frequent visitor at Beethoven Pianos in Manhattan, where he rented a piano for $15 an hour. He was there Friday, a day before he was arrested.

The store's marketing manager, Perry Fellwock, said the "brilliant" pianist was "always welcome" there.

Fellwock tells the New York Daily News: "He's not a terrorist. ... We all know him."

McGann is accused of carrying a phony bomb into LaGuardia on Saturday, forcing the airport to be closed for several hours.

McGann was charged with placing a false bomb in a transportation facility and making a terrorist threat. He's undergoing a psychiatric evaluation before his Thursday court appearance.

Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com


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#1244139 - 08/05/09 04:21 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Andromaque]  
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That explains everything!


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#1244146 - 08/05/09 04:37 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: eweiss]  
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No description of the phony bomb. I wonder if it's something like a digital device that makes tick tick tick ding tick tick tick ding sounds. That's too much like a bomb timer, isn't it? laugh

#1244148 - 08/05/09 04:40 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: LisztAddict]  
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#1244153 - 08/05/09 04:44 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Horowitzian]  
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The gist of the story is that you can rent a piano at $15/hour at Beethoven's. I wonder what brand. I had no idea that was possible and I am in the neighborhood more or less..

#1244158 - 08/05/09 04:53 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pia [Re: Andromaque]  
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Betelgeuse, baby!
Beware! Forget racial profiling -- airports all around the world will clamp down hard on suspected classical pianists. Zimerman's woes will be nothing in comparison!


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#1244159 - 08/05/09 04:56 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Janus K. Sachs]  
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The new definition of WMD: WEAPONS OF MUSICAL DESTRUCTION


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Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
#1244242 - 08/05/09 07:30 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Originally Posted by Horowitzian
The new definition of WMD: WEAPONS OF MUSICAL DESTRUCTION


grin

But only in certain hands wink

#1244277 - 08/05/09 08:26 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: buck2202]  
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Hehehe. grin


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
#1244322 - 08/05/09 09:34 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Originally Posted by Horowitzian
The new definition of WMD: WEAPONS OF MUSICAL DESTRUCTION


grin


What about Lang Lang?

#1244332 - 08/05/09 09:51 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: JdhPiano924]  
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He's just a weapon of musical destruction.

*Zips up flame suit*


grin


Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and nuclear weapons.
#1244361 - 08/05/09 10:53 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Arg! that "brilliant" pianist cost my family hours of travel time!

#1246234 - 08/09/09 01:51 PM Re: Airport bomb scare suspect is a "brilliant pianist [Re: lynn510]  
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I think I got that one Horowitzian...


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