Skip to comments.Blundering bomber 'blew himself up after forgetting to put his watch forward'
Posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
A blundering bomber was being hunted last night after a powerful device he attached to a car exploded in his face.
The injured criminal fled the scene in Dublin dripping in blood on Sunday night after the device went off early.
It had been attached to a Volvo SUV belonging to a local businessman.
One of the theories is the suspect forgot about the clocks changing.
A source said: It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didnt put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon.
Irish police are investigating if he got his timings wrong after planting the high-grade explosives under an SUV on Long Lane in Dublins South Inner City.
Neighbours reported hearing a huge blast at around 11pm on Sunday near the old Meath Hospital.
The man was then seen stumbling from the scene and getting into a taxi on the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street.
The scene of the explosion in Dublin
A senior source said: This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasnt garbage stuff.
It would appear the bomber got his timings wrong.
It could be a case where he didnt put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon.
However, it is more likely he didnt realise just how powerful the explosives would be.
If anyone had been in the car or walking near it at the time then they would have been killed.
The Volvo SUV was completely destroyed in the blast while a house beside the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off.
The army bomb squad was called to the scene by police and the Explosive Ordnance Defence unit was carrying out a post blast analysis yesterday.
The car owner runs a business in the area and has no criminal convictions.
He declined to comment when contacted yesterday.
Detectives are probing if the attack was perpetrated by an inner city gang.
31/03/2014 Members of the Gardai at the scene following a car blast at Long Lane, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Supt Dave Taylor of the Garda press office added they are appealing for anyone who may have collected the suspect to contact them.
He said: It was a very extensive explosion and it was a very frightening experience for the people on Long Lane.
"The consequences could have been very, very serious. Witnesses have reported that a man was seen fleeing the scene soon after the explosion heading towards the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area.
As a result of our enquiries we are making an appeal for that man to come forward. We believe he may have significant injuries as a result of this incident and we believe he might require urgent medical attention.
We are requiring that person to come forward to help us.
We are appealing for anyone who might have picked up a person in the New Street and Clanbrassil Street area shortly after 11pm who was quite obviously suffering to come forward.
It is quite obvious that the car was the object of this attack.
We are investigating all the circumstances surrounding that at the moment. Its very early in the investigation to determine the reason behind it.
Somebody needs to post that commercial of the car with the suicide bomber - he parks it outside the sidewalk cafe and pushes the button and the car is so sturdy that no one notices except of course the bomber.
Wait... failure to go on daylight time would make the bomb detonate too late, not too soon.
Dublin Ireland?? IRA????
Perhaps Peter King funded this ‘freedom fighter’
Oh wait. Maybe the bomb’s time was correct. The bomber’s time was one hour late. So, intending to plant the bomb an hour ahead of its explosion, it exploded while he was doing it.
The bomb timer was probably set to DST. His watch wasn’t, so he was an hour behind....................
From what I’ve read, the IRA and their Protestant equals have descended into plain ordinary mafia style extortion rackets to local businesses. The owner of the SUV probably didn’t pay his ‘dues’.......................................
the story says he fled the scene in a cab??? no cabbies reporting a bloody mess of a passenger at all?? wtf??
More likely he just inadvertently triggered the device while planting it.
It probably had nothing to do with time changes. IMO
who says it was a cabbie driving the car? stolen taxi, accomplice driver. good cover, as it would not draw suspicion like most unfamiliar cars driving slowly and stopping in a neighbourhood.
Fight the Free Sh☭t Nation
I’ll bet the moron didn’t change the batteries in his smoke alarm too.
Confucius say man who forget time lose face.
From what I saw of Dublin this summer, it’s just possible that “inner city gang” no longer refers to home-grown elements.
The Blackplitts Mosque and Islamic Center is on Clanbrassil Street, one block below Long Lane.
Look who drives cabs.
I’m just sayin.
So maybe it’s a homegrown element objecting to foreign infiltration?
I’d almost be tempted to applaud.
I’d say probably the reverse.
> The man was then seen stumbling from the scene and getting into a taxi on the junction of New Street and Clanbrassil Street. A senior source said: This certainly was a high-grade explosive used in this bomb. It wasnt garbage stuff... The Volvo SUV was completely destroyed in the blast while a house beside the vehicle had its doors and windows blown off... The car owner runs a business in the area and has no criminal convictions.
It's a jungle out there.....
He blowed up real good!