Apr 19, 1995:
“The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building explodes”
SNIPPET: “A massive explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, kills 168 people and injures hundreds more. The bomb, contained in a Ryder truck parked outside the front of the building, went off at 9:02 a.m. as people were preparing for the workday. Among the victims of America’s worst incident of domestic terrorism were 19 children who were in the daycare center on the first floor of the building.
A little over an hour after the explosion, Oklahoma state trooper Charles Hanger pulled over a car without license plates in the town of Perry. Noticing a bulge in the driver’s jacket, Hangar arrested the driver, Timothy McVeigh, and confiscated his concealed gun. McVeigh was held in jail for gun and traffic violations. On April 21, an FBI search for McVeigh in the national crime database showed that he was incarcerated on these misdemeanor charges in the Noble County Jail. The FBI, requested that he be held on the Oklahoma bombing charges.”
SNIPPET: Soon, three friends of McVeigh—Terry and James Nichols and Michael Fortier—were also arrested for their involvement in the bombing.”
What I've never understood is how McVeigh could have been that incredibly stupid.
An amazing bit of luck for Trooper Hanger. Does it strike you as odd that someone who planned and carried out that bombing would then drive a getaway car with no license plates?