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Gunman Closes Santa Barbara's 101 Freeway

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The northbound 101 freeway closed at Las Positas due to a gunman on the La Cumbre overpass.

Published on November 3, 2008

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Truckers take a rare break in the middle of the 101 freeway during the shutrdown

Published on November 3, 2008

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Armed with a pistol and waiving a flag on the La Cumbre overpass in Santa Barbara, the gunman, identified as Eddie Van Tassel, makes a request for Obama political signs which were delivered by the bomb squad's robot.

Published on November 3, 2008

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The gunman, Santa Barbara resident Eddie Van Tassel.

Published on November 3, 2008

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Published on November 3, 2008

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The gunman, identified as Eddie Van Tassel, affixes the American flag and an Obama sign on the freeway overpass

Published on November 3, 2008

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Diverted traffic from the freeway backs up on Modoc Ave.

Published on November 3, 2008

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Gunman, identified as Eddie Van Tassel, stripped to T-shirt and shorts, surrendered peacefully at approximately 10:35 a.m.

Published on November 3, 2008

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A view of the flag and Obama sign that the gunman affixed to the freeway overpass with the laces from his boots

Published on November 3, 2008

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Published on November 3, 2008

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