VIDEO: Man Tired Of Waiting On Bomb Squad Blows Through Police Line To TCB

A bicyclist blew through police line tape to grab and a suspicious backpack police were investigating on Monday.

Milwaukee, WI – A man on a bicycle busted through police line tape to interrupt the investigation of a suspicious package Monday morning in Milwaukee (video below).

The suspicious backpack, left on top of an electrical box in the 100-block of W. Wisconsin Avenue, was reported to authorities shortly before 6:40 a.m. on May 21, and prompted a response from Milwaukee police and eventually, the bomb squad, WTMJ reported.

Just before 9 a.m., a bomb technician wearing protective gear attached a cable to the bag, and dragged it out into the middle of the intersection, WISN reported.

The bomb squad was slowly inspecting the backpack from a distance when all of a sudden, a man on a bicycle blew through the police tape and dropped his bike next to the bag.

Numerous videos of the man were captured by the news media and bystanders.

In the video, the man jumped off his bike and let it drop. Then he opened the top of the backpack as it lay on the rain-soaked street, and began going through the contents, tossing items all over the street.

Then he picked up the back from its bottom and dumped what remained inside it out onto the pavement.

The video showed the man then threw the bag on the ground in apparent disgust, and then raised his arms as if to say “there’s nothing there.”

From behind him, three officers can be seen running towards the man, and then tackling him from behind, with enough force to move the man well away from the backpack and its contents.

A witness told Milwaukee Patch that the man had said, "I'm going to defuse this situation."

Officers arrested the man, and he has been charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct.

You can see video of the incident below:

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JBG1K
JBG1K

On one hand, I have to applaud the courage (or audacity) of this guy. On the other hand, what if it was an explosive? He could have put countless lives in danger. He did "defuse the situation", but he should have let the professionals handle it.

BuddyA
BuddyA

Then again, what if it was his backpack & he KNEW there was nothing dangerous in it?

dfnizzi
dfnizzi

Stupid idiot! Charges were appropriate. IF is was his backpack, all he had to do was inform officers at the scene. Typical of an anti-police street activist.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

It's kind of a shame that there wasn't a bomb in that backpack. It would have made for a MUCH more interesting video .....

dsmarine
dsmarine

Right now you do not know whether or not he was a veteran who did this in Iraq or elsewhere do you? Might be a peep too just getting headlines???