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U.S. Marshals Conduct Operation in Arlington

by ARLnow.com September 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm 3,144 17 Comments

The U.S. Marshals Service carried out some sort of operation in North Arlington yesterday morning.

According to a tipster: “[Thursday] morning one lane of southbound Glebe Road, north of 34th Rd, was closed and full of about a dozen SUV’s and pickup trucks. There were a lot of people walking around wearing U.S. Marshals jackets and bulletproof vests.”

Marshals Service spokesman Jeff Carter confirmed that an operation did take place in the area, but declined to provide any other details, saying it was part of an “on-going investigation.”

  • Tabby

    “I’ll take first watch.”

  • (another) Greg

    Probably hunting down the ghost of William Rehnquist.

  • Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard

    Alright, listen up, people. Our fugitive has been on the run for ninety minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground barring injuries is 4 miles-per-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive’s name is Dr. Steve 85. Go get him.

    • Mindermast

      Very good. Now is they can wind of the entire case in 90 minutes you’ve got something.

  • I think your tipster is right.

    We were coming out of the Sports and Health Club in Ballston mall this morning around 7:45 a.m. and saw U.S. Marshall agents that were fully armed and with bullet proof vests on. There were probably eight of them. No uniforms, just jeans/civilian clothes and most had guns strapped to their legs. They had U.S. Marshall imprints on their vests. Really scary looking. Most were very young looking.

    They were congregated in the parking lot of the apartment building on Wilson Blvd across from Manhattan Bagles.

    • UnlimitedCustoms

      Just our latest generation of police, fresh out of police academy in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Community policers at their finest.

  • Ballstonian

    Left my building, Randolph Towers at 820am yesterday, there were 6 to 8 dressed the same way described staking out my building (inside)…have no idea what they were doing. Loitered for a bit then they took positions around the elevators and exits. Had to go to work, but didn’t really want to get caught in the cross fire.

    • This confirms what we saw this morning.

      The tipster said this was going on yesterday (Sept. 22), but what we saw happened this morning.

      Want to trust our U.S.Marshall’s office (and always have), but these officers were so young. That was the scary part for us. We hope and trust everyone was adequately trained. But they were just so young. They were very scary looking. Are their appearance an issue to the public? Could be.

      • UnlimitedCustoms

        Depends. Did they have the quota of black/hispanic men and women in their group?

        If not, its definitely an issue to the public.

        • UnlimitedCustoms,

          No, they did not appear to have any black/hispanic men or women in their group.

      • A sign of old age

        A sign of old age: When the cops start looking too young.

        I could write more, but need to sign off if I want to make it to the early bird special.

  • BoredHouseWife

    At least they weren’t bounty hunters.

  • Steve

    Goddamn North Arlington, bringing down the County again. :-/

  • Smoke_Jaguar4

    Excuse me gentlemen, South Arlington is that way…

    • Novanglus

      CBP covers South Arlington, the USMS covers the North.

  • Josh S

    This is the wierdest comment thread I’ve ever read….

    • Hugo

      Ever? Seriously?

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