They arrested three people because they'd built a copy of an 18th c. submarine? More governmental stupidity. Wonder what they'd do with these people, just shoot them?
Originally Posted by ljb5
Authorities arrested three people Friday after detectives saw a replica of a Revolutionary War submarine floating near the dock of the Queen Mary II. Sillyness.
An Intelligence Division detective spotted two men in an inflatable boat and a third in a partially submerged vessel in a channel off the East River near Brooklyn, according to a New York Police Department statement. The NYPD Harbor Unit was called to the scene.
The vessel is an 8-foot replica of the 1776 submersible known as the Turtle, said Petty Officer Seth Johnson of the U.S. Coast Guard. It was unclear what the people were doing, but there was no indication of any connection to terrorism, he said.
Initially the men were going to be charged on a number of violations, but as of Friday afternoon, it was unclear if any charges would be brought forward.