Terror Suspect Commits Suicide In Aspen

January 1, 2009

Colorado (ChattahBox) – A man suspected of leaving suspicious packages and bomb threats outside of two major banks in Aspen has been found dead of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

James Chester Blanning Jr, the 72 year old man who was being charged with making terrorist threats, was not a newcomer to crime. Already on parole after a 16 year stay at one of Colorado’s prisons for various white collar and fraud charges, Blanning was caught on security camera, leaving two packages outside of banks.

The packages were wrapped in Christmas paper and set atop pizza boxes, just outside of a Wells Fargo and a Vectra Colorado branch. There were notes left with each, and while it hasn’t been released what they said, police have told reporters that they indicated a viable terrorist threat, and led to the evacuation of several city blocks.

Blanning was found dead in his car on a mountain road Wednesday. There is no word on whether or not he left a suicide note.


One Response to “Terror Suspect Commits Suicide In Aspen”

  1. annon on January 2nd, 2009 4:31 am

    I wonder if Aspen can qualify for TARP Bailout money??

    Aspen could become a popular target for more of these events with our country heading into the Great Depression number 2. Maybe the transient towns people will start to understand now what the definition of “trickle down” was suppose to mean back in the day before they kept it all for themselves.

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