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  • Bomb material found in Ore. suspect's home

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  • Ore. bomb expert's death raises questions

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    Related articles: Ore. bank bombing kills 2 officers, critically injures chief; suspect arrested Ore. bank bombing suspect charged with murder Ore. officers throught bomb was hoax Father of Ore. bo...

  • Creating a suspicious item SOP

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    I’ve been having an interesting discussion with a friend and reader who is rightly concerned about the conundrum of responding to a call concerning a suspicious item. “Maybe it’s a bomb; maybe it’s...

  • Retired Ga. cop stops bank robbery

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    By Tim EberlyThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionATLANTA — Retirement has been good to Bob Lynn.The former Atlanta police lieutenant catches Atlanta Braves games whenever he can.He digs watching docume...

  • Workshop teaches N.C. police about bombs

    By Martha QuillinThe News & ObserveerFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Tommy Curry was driving up N.C. 87 toward Sanford on Tuesday afternoon when he spotted an opaque white bag the size of a small pig in the m...

  • In next-gen bombs and bullets, casing explodes

    WiredWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon has quietly been working on a new arsenal of advanced weaponry that replaces metal casings with "reactive materials," normally harmless matter that combines to ...

  • Calif. courthouse hit with pipe bomb

    The Chicago Sun-TimesSAN DIEGO — A suspected pipe bomb exploded at a federal courthouse in downtown San Diego early Sunday, damaging the front entrance and blowing out a window, authorities said. N...

  • Mo. bomb squad decertified

    By Joe MeyerThe Columbia Daily NewsBOONE COUNTY, Mo. - The Boone County Fire Protection District's bomb squad has been out of service since the FBI suspended its certification this month because of...

  • Police: student's plot could have killed dozens

    By Jeffrey CollinsThe Associated PressRelated: 2 Ga. teens charged in school bomb threats COLUMBIA, S.C. — A high school senior collected enough supplies to carry out a bomb attack on his school an...

  • 3 Pa. officers injured in blast during training

    The Associated PressBERKS COUNTY, Pa. — Three police officers are injured from an explosion during a training exercise for Berks County's new SWAT team.One of the officers is from Brecknock Townshi...

  • N.Y. blast captured on tape

    By Tom Brune, Patrick Falby and Rocco ParascandolaNewsdayRelated: N.Y. police investigate Times Square blastNEW YORK — The search for a bicyclist who bombed the Times Square military recruiting off...

  • Calif. student arrested with explosive devices

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    The Associated PressRelated: "Man with a bomb" - How to respond DAVIS, Calif. — A student was in custody Thursday after the discovery of explosive devices at the University of California, Davis. Tw...

  • Forget Tupperware, get ready for the TASER party

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    Tasers in the hands of civilians? How will these "personal protective" weapons impact the job of law enforcement? Speak your mind in the P1 forums.The Associated PressGILBERT, Ariz. — Before she le...

  • Blasting caps lead to evacuation of CHP office

    By Robert SalongaThe Contra Costa Times MARTINEZ, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol's local field office was evacuated today after a couple brought in blasting caps, an officer said. A Martine...

  • Fla. bomb scare may have been part of man's costume

    By Elaine Aradillas and Amy L. EdwardsThe Orlando Sentinel ST. CLOUD — A fake bomb that caused a scare at a construction site Monday may have been part of a man's party costume, officials said. Osc...

  • Police defuse homemade bombs in Wash.

    By Brad WongThe Seattle Post Intelligencer FIFE, Wash. — Bomb squad units used a remote-control robot to defuse two homemade devices in Fife late Thursday morning after a police officer discovered ...

  • Homeland Security official promotes anti-bomb training for local police

    By Maryclaire DaleThe Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — U.S. police agencies need to understand the latest terrorist bomb-making techniques being used overseas if they are to help thwart domestic bom...

  • N.M. police evacuate stores after bomb threat, standoff

    By Raam WongThe Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Kmart store on St. Michael's Drive and other commercial and government buildings were evacuated Thursday evening after a man parked nearb...

  • Ga. police storm bomb maker's apartment after standoff

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    By Sara PauffThe Columbus Ledger-Enquirer MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — After a four-hour standoff, Muscogee County Sheriff's Office deputies subdued a Harris County man by shooting him with rubber pellet...

  • FBI investigating threats to U.S. stores

    The Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — A bomb threat that caused the evacuation of a Wal-Mart and led employees to wire $10,000 to the caller appears to be part of a broader scam targeting other busi...

  • 4 S.C. men arrested for planning to bomb school

    By Tony Graham and Andrew DysThe Herald YORK, South Carolina — A York County man, his son and nephew are among four men arrested Thursday after authorities said they planned to detonate a bomb at a...

  • Improvised Explosive Devices showing up in Toronto

    Toronto has become a target of improvised explosive devices--in military lingo (IEDs). At 4:53 p.m., today the Toronto Police Services issued a public safety alert intended to warn Toronto citizens...

  • Homemade bomb derails Russian train

    The Associated Press MOSCOW — Prosecutors on Tuesday opened a terrorism investigation into a bomb explosion that threw an express train on one of Russia's major passenger routes off the tracks, inj...

  • Algerian terrorist in L.A. bomb plot refuses to cooperate

    By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press Writer SEATTLE- The man convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium has refused to resume cooperating with the government, ...

  • "Man with a bomb" - How to respond

    What to do when responding to a bomb scene. As with all press worthy incidents, the recent 'collar bomb' incident in Pennsylvania has spawned several copycats. Responding to a "man with a bomb" cal...

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