News Man shoots himself in front of children and families at Universal Studios theme Park

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  1. dawg

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    UNIVERSAL CITY (CBSLA.com)
    — Authorities say a portion of a popular theme park in Universal City was shut down Friday after a man died by suicide.

    Deputies responded to a call around 2:24 p.m. of a possible suicide at Universal Studios Hollywood at 3900 Lankershim Boulevard, according to an Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

    When they arrived, deputies located a man who died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an LASD spokesperson.

    Authorities said the incident happened in an area designated for smokers behind the Despicable Me ride and fun zone, which is the park’s newest attraction.

    The incident was out of the view of many but children and families were nearby.

    Footage posted via Twitter showed park employees disbursing water to park-goers, who were corralled into an area for safety reasons.

    It remains unclear how a gun made it onto park grounds as security personnel check bags and purses.

    “That shouldn’t have gotten passed security but they don’t really search like belt lines and stuff. They just do bags so you can walk through. Maybe he had it but still they should do a metal detector, maybe,” Preston Scharf, a park-goer, said.

    No other details were immediately available.

     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    This is like the pilot thing. Listen, no one should commit suicide, but c'mon, if you're going to do it, do it behind close doors by yourself. Don't take out innocent people in a plane and don't traumatize children, etc because you want to take yourself out. Crazy.
     
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    Like I said, lots of suicides are selfish self-absorbed people. "look at me!"

    As for security, it's not like he couldn't just mow down people standing in lines to buy tickets outside the park. All that stuff is for show anyway. (and to keep bombs away from their multi-million attractions)
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    For a second there, I thought it was Universal Studios in Orlando, FL

    We dodged another "FLORIDA" story today.
     
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    beetlejosh Naw man, I don't eat dragon. Gold

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    He heard that the 'Back To The Future' ride was no more.
     
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    The lines there are long enough to make you consider it.
     
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    The thing that struck me the most was that they allowed cigarette smoking
     
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    Are we sure this wasn't in Florida?
     
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    There's thousands of square miles of remote mountains and desert a short drive away from this place where he could have brought an end to his miserable life. But like all the rest of these narcissists, they choose to involve as many people as they can when they die. :facepalm:
     
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    It's been gone for years, replaced by The Simpsons ride. Although it's still going at Universal Studios in Japan. I was there a couple of years ago and it was definitely not as good as I remembered it as a kid. The Simpsons is much better.
     
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    I heard that they removed the Jaws ride in FL to make another harry potter ride :bigcry:
     
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    California here. We are desperately trying to reclaim our Crazy Crown from Florida.
     
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    Maybe Universal will reconsider naming a ride "Despicable Me."
     
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    What an asshole.
     
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    This. Call the authorities and notify them of the body and do it somewhere in private. But people who commit suicide aren't right in the head, so it should surprise no one when they do things that make no sense.
     
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    When Howard had the gun in his mouth he found the strength to go on.
     
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    Someone should sue that loser's family for ruining their day at the park. Plenty of folks plan a cross-country trip to that joint and some asshole fucks it up.
     
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    This is the real tragedy.
     
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    Suicidal ppl aren't thinking straight, but yeah.
     
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    For them anyway.