November 13th, 2008 at 07:57pm
Midnight to 8am: Work…stayed until about 10am because, well, coffee is at its best when its cold
10:30am: Walkies with Nattie
11am: A short nap…but no, not happening, can’t sleep, too many thoughts, and it’s too hot to sleep.
11:45: Depart for 1WAY FM
Midday: Various bits and pieces at 1WAY FM, including a drive to Curtin for lunch…I haven’t had a sandwich from there for ages. Spot ACTION bus 854 leaving Woden…I haven’t seen that bus for nearly a year and now I see it five times in the space of a week? Regardless, it’s their best bus…I should buy it when they eventually sell it.
3:50ish: Leave 1WAY FM with the intention of finding a particular dirt road just past Gungahlin which I found once, and haven’t been able to find again. Decided to take the “scenic” route through the CBD and Northbourne Avenue.
4:10ish: Ambulance rushes through Civic, northbound on Northbourne, nearly flattening a pedestrian in the process.
4:15ish: Something’s going on at the Lyneham flats…previous ambulance is leaving the scene, there’s another one on-scene and four, maybe five Police cars. I decide to park a couple blocks away and investigate on foot.
4:20ish: “Probably a stabbing” crosses my mind, but the roped off area seems a bit big for that. Police are interviewing a couple people at the scene. I call 2CC to report it.
4:28: Converse with 2CC’s Mike Welsh about incident. Am prompted to find out more.
4:30: Approach Police for more info. Get an “alright, we’ll see what we can do”.
4:32ish: Get the “stand here and wait for a bit” line
4:34ish: “Police Media will be here soon, they’ll be able to chat with you”
4:45ish: “We’ve issued a press release, Police Media will be here soon”. It was a stabbing after all.
4:45ish: Advised that 2CC newsroom will take it from here. Notice RiotACT’s Johnboy taking photos.
4:55ish: Forensics and Detectives have arrived, and finally I can get across the road with this traffic. Notice Adam Lavelle circling above in the ATN Cessna.
5:05ish: Notice what appears to be unmarked Police cars, with uniformed officers in them, pulling in to a nearby unit block. Leave area. Camera crew on-scene…WIN or ABC?
5:10ish: Decide not to find mystery road today, and instead head to 2CC studios. Stay there until a tad after 6pm. Interesting tidbit of unofficial and unusable news comes through about stabbing. If true, victim is very lucky (yeah, sorry, can’t disclose it yet).
6:20ish: Yeesh, there are even more Police outside the Lyneham Flats now than there were earlier.
6:30ish: WIN News top story is stabbing, but sounds like they did a quick re-write of the press release. No footage.
7pm: ABC News…stabbing not in headlines, odd.
7:10pm: Stabbing story gets a run with footage…so it was an ABC film crew after all. ABC declare that a woman is “assisting with enquiries” while showing footage of the loud, slightly agitated woman from the scene.
7:15pm: Discover that billing system at work has incorrectly charged $50 to my credit card. Must deal with that when I get to work.
7:30ish: Time for some sleep…err no, time to write a blog post and then either sleep or have dinner. Either way I need to be up at about 11pm. On the bright side, my weekend starts at 8am tomorrow, so I can sleep for as long as I like tomorrow after work.
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