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Old 27.04.2011, 23:00
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Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

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An air traffic controller has been found stabbed to death at the EuroAirport outside Mulhouse, France, near the Swiss and German borders.
Police say the 34-year-old was found in a pool of blood in an office in the control tower that is accessible only with an identity badge.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13212343
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Old 27.04.2011, 23:39
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

hmmm....well I am working night shift 500m from the control tower at Basel. Not feeling all warm and fuzzy right now as there is a murderer about......
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Old 28.04.2011, 00:05
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

It of course is tragic most of all for the victim and his family and his friends. But it also is horror for the more than 120 people who had access to that area of the airport and now have become SUSPECTS.

The most concise report I found is the one in "Alsace"
http://www.lalsace.fr/actualite/2011...9169655#galery

and "towards 8" means that lots of the suspects of course have no alibi

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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

info from airside guys is that it was the ATC manager and not one of the 3 on duty ATC's
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Old 28.04.2011, 08:41
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

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But it also is horror for the more than 120 people who had access to that area of the airport and now have become SUSPECTS.
Inconvenient, maybe. Being one of more than a hundred people suspected of being a possible criminal is hardly my definition of horror.
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Old 28.04.2011, 11:32
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Inconvenient, maybe. Being one of more than a hundred people suspected of being a possible criminal is hardly my definition of horror.
Inconvenience is what happens if you among the suspects of a major theft. In case of murder, the situation is far worse.

Read that the French Gendarmerie already has linked up with the two Cantonal Police Corps of Basel, to carry on the investigations.
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick holder.
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Old 28.04.2011, 18:00
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

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It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick holder.
I thought it was the immigration officer in the Duty-Free shop with the box of Ferrero Rocher.
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:26
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

Police are looking for a 34 year old ATC trainee. He had apparently been in an argument with the victim earlier, due to personal differences.

The man is currently on sick leave and apparently has mental problems. A dozen police officers stormed his house in St. Louis on Wednesday evening only to find that he wasn't there.

http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30061261 (German)
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:35
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Police are looking for a 34 year old ATC trainee. He had apparently been in a fight with the victim earlier, due to personal differences.

The man is currently on sick leave and apparently has mental problems. A dozen police officers stormed his house on Wednesday evening only to find that he wasn't there.

http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_quer/story/30061261 (German)
as i said to the man who kept adding soil to my allotment - the plot thickens..

The classic murder suspect though, mental problems and had a fight earlier in the day.. he^ll do well to get out of that one.
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:39
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as i said to the man who kept adding soil to my allotment - the plot thickens..

The classic murder suspect though, mental problems and had a fight earlier in the day.. he^ll do well to get out of that one.
I edited my post to change "fight" to "argument" (the article says "Streit"). It doesn't mention any fisticuffs, so I shouldn't imply that there was.
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:45
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I edited my post to change "fight" to "argument" (the article says "Streit"). It doesn't mention any fisticuffs, so I shouldn't imply that there was.
changing your story,eh?

been to the airport recently?
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Old 29.04.2011, 10:50
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been to the airport recently?
Actually, now you mention it Mr Columbo...
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Old 29.04.2011, 12:07
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It was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick holder.
I'm sorry, you can't say that. Mr X has taken out a super-injunction.
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

The suspect was an ATC trainee? I thought that was one of those jobs where intensive personality testing was done first, to ensure that only very calm, sane people were in ATC, controlling our airborne lives. Now I am woried.

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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

He didn't want the press to Marr his reputation....

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Old 30.04.2011, 13:58
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

full details now under

http://bazonline.ch/basel/stadt/Lotsenmord-Polizei-jagt-Verdaechtigen/story/14107765/print.html

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http://www.lalsace.fr/actualite/2011...spect-retrouve
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Re: Murder at the Euroairport (Basel-ish)

I don't want to excuse this guy's behaviour, but I wonder if the stress of the job was a factor in the homicide? In my country, what we're worried about is air traffic controllers falling asleep---not killing their boss!
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