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    Posted April 9, 2010 by
    darreltb
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    Cairo, Egypt
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    Person removed from Egyptian Pyramids by Military Commandos as thousands watch

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     CNN got this confirmation from the Interior Ministry there: 'Last night, April 8, a visitor to the pyramids, Hassan Farooq Anter, 24, climbed the Hafra Pyramid (the second biggest), and the police asked a specialist to climb the pyramid to arrest the man. However, due to fear that Anter had hidden weapons, the specialist refused. This afternoon, April 9, an army helicopter came down and apprehended Anter. Hassan Farooq Anter is a worker from Minyat al-Nasr al-Daqahliyah, Egypt. He has refused to explain why he climbed the pyramid and is currently under investigation by the Egyptian Authorities.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I was at the Pyramids about 3 hours ago local time in Cairo, (around 4:00AM Eastern Standard Time US).  All of a sudden to everyones amazement an Egyptian military helicopter came blazing in!  Apparently just before a man had scaled to the top of Khufu,  the middle of the three Pyramids.  The Pyramid police tried to apprehend him and he started chucking Pyramid rocks at them so he got away to the top.  Then the military came in, dropped some commandos down and somehow wrestled him aboard the chopper you see.  All took about 10 minutes max.

     

    My name is Darrel Butler from Austin Texas and I was here all week working, had the day off so went to the Pyramids and saw this ~ it was awesome!!!

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