Carjackers Steal Car With Radioactive Medical Waste Inside - My9 New Jersey

Carjackers Steal Car With Radioactive Medical Waste Inside

Posted: Updated:

Arnsie Riley is thankful her son Sylvester Porter is  still alive.

" He could have been killed," she exclaimed.

The 48-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint in front of his Darby Borough  home  on the 200 block of Mill. Police now looking for two armed men in who pulled up in a  Black PontiacBonniville then held Porter at gunpoint.

"They pull  up and one puts a gun to his  head and says don't move. Another guy jumps in the car and takes off."

The violent episode unfolded  around 1:30 Friday afternoon as Porter was headed into his house after work at Cardinal Health Nuclear.

"This has become sad! A sad world.  You can't go to
work and leave without  something happening,  so it's upsetting to the  whole family."

Porter's company car--a white Toyota Matrix similar to this one was stolen. Inside --containers like this full of radio active medical waste. The Philadelphia  Police Department's Homeland Security  unit called in because of the potential hazard. At this hour authorities say it's no longer a threat.  

"The two radioactive sources we believe are inert," said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan. Fluorine 18 has a half life of two  hours and Technetium 99 has a
half life of six hours.

An  air and ground search that included Homeland Security went on late into
the evening after a possible sighting of the stolen Toyota off Main Street.

The lead didn't pan out. At one time police were able to track the stolen Toyota for a while until it was thrown out in the 6300 block of Glenmore Ave.

The license plate of the stolen Toyota is PA JFP 5051.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:13:20 GMT

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

  • Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:58:41 GMT

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

  • Amtrak Operating Limited Schedule between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

    Amtrak Operating Limited Schedule between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:53:30 GMT
    Amtrak is providing limited service on the Acela Express and Northeast Regional between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia this morning as a result of a Catenary pole and downed wires on tracks, caused by a Norfolk Southern freight train, on the Northeast Corridor.Limited service on Acela Express between Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, Del., is operating. On the Northeast Regional, limited service is operating between Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia. Service is operating between Philadelp...
    Amtrak is providing limited service on the Acela Express and Northeast Regional between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia this morning as a result of a Catenary pole and downed wires on tracks, caused by a Norfolk Southern freight train, on the Northeast Corridor.Limited service on Acela Express between Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, Del., is operating. On the Northeast Regional, limited service is operating between Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia. Service is operating between Philadelp...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices