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Man Sought In Yale Bombing
The Hartford Courant ^ | May 22, 2003 | DIANE SCARPONI

Posted on 05/22/2003 1:56:02 PM PDT by conservababeJen

Man Sought In Yale Bombing
2:47 PM EDT,May 22, 2003
By DIANE SCARPONI, The Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN -- FBI agents investigating the explosion of what they believe was a pipe bomb at Yale University's law school were showing students a sketch of a man they want to identify.
The sketch is of a man in his 20s or 30s with a round face and glasses, a law student said Thursday on the condition of anonymity. The student refused to say what race the man in the sketch appeared to be.

The FBI is trying to identify the man and did not characterize him as a suspect, said the student, who did not recognize the man.

The bomb damaged two rooms at the law school and about 300 rare law books that got soaked with water from the building's sprinkler system. No one was injured.

Acting Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said the bomber was apparently "trying to send a message," although police said they have no suspects.

The classroom was empty at the time, but students were studying in a nearby lounge and the library, suggesting that the bomber did not mean to harm anyone, he said.

"It's another piece of the puzzle," Ortiz said. "If the intent was to bring media attention to this campus, they've done it."

He said there is no evidence that international terrorism was involved because of the nature and timing of the bombing.

Investigators would not discuss what they think the bomb was made of or how it worked. But a university source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation said told The Associated Press that authorities strongly believe the device was a pipe bomb.

Bomb experts went through the classroom on their hands and knees Thursday in search of shrapnel from the bomb, said State Police Lt. Col. Edward Lynch. They also swabbed for explosives or other evidence and took fingerprints from doorways and furniture.

Police said they would have a better idea of how the bomb was made after they recover pieces. The search and forensic tests were expected to take a few days.

"It's an explosion. When something explodes, it doesn't leave much there," Lynch said.

Preliminary tests detected no evidence of chemical or biological agents in the room, Lynch said. Police dogs were used to try to detect explosives or accelerants.

The FBI has interviewed students, faculty and staff who were in the building at the time.

Lynch said everyone who has been interviewed has been cooperative, but no solid leads have come from the interviews.

Several students reported seeing a fireball in the corridor outside the classroom, which was used by various professors all semester. A partition between the room and an adjacent faculty lounge collapsed, and some of the ceiling also fell down, littering the room with debris, police said.

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1 posted on 05/22/2003 1:56:02 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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The student refused to say what race the man in the sketch appeared to be.

REFUSED? WTF?

2 posted on 05/22/2003 1:57:08 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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To: conservababeJen
Please see my comment below in the original posting of this story.
3 posted on 05/22/2003 1:57:37 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: conservababeJen
The student refused to say what race the man in the sketch appeared to be.

Translation: I will impede the progress of a terrorist investigation because I am a f**king politically correct a**hole.

5 posted on 05/22/2003 1:58:40 PM PDT by wideawake (Support our troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: conservababeJen
....be on the lookout for a white van....
6 posted on 05/22/2003 2:01:19 PM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: conservababeJen
Won't identify race. That means the perp isn't white, because then all the PC lovers would be all too happy to identify him as such.
7 posted on 05/22/2003 2:01:33 PM PDT by Peach
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Please excuse the double post. I didn't see that it had already been posted (even after a search :/ )
8 posted on 05/22/2003 2:01:39 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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To: conservababeJen
Can you imagine conducting police interviews at a Lawyer factory!!??!!

I'll be the one to ask the question!

Are we looking for a black muslem man?

9 posted on 05/22/2003 2:02:02 PM PDT by Delta 21 (GOD....Guns.....& Guts -- It takes all three to be FREE)
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To: conservababeJen
That automatically rules out white. I'm assuming the student didn't want to tell the media, but he probably told the FBI.
10 posted on 05/22/2003 2:02:43 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: conservababeJen
The student refused to say what race the man in the sketch appeared to be. REFUSED? WTF?

'cause he a damned potential defense lawyer or is trying to get Moose's job.

11 posted on 05/22/2003 2:04:20 PM PDT by DeathfromBelow
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To: Sonny M
Yeah , well...I wanna know if the guy had a rag on his head.
12 posted on 05/22/2003 2:04:50 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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To: conservababeJen
The sketch is of a man in his 20s or 30s with a round face and glasses, a law student said Thursday on the condition of anonymity.


13 posted on 05/22/2003 2:07:02 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: conservababeJen
Acting Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said the bomber was apparently "trying to send a message,"

That message is "Go Harvard" (just kidding folks).

14 posted on 05/22/2003 2:07:55 PM PDT by jpl
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"Ortiz said the bomber was apparently "trying to send a message. . ."

. . .and the message is?

15 posted on 05/22/2003 2:08:50 PM PDT by cricket
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To: conservababeJen
The student refused to say what race the man in the sketch appeared to be

He must be so politically correct that he never notices race. But he did notice the sex! Ah-hah!

16 posted on 05/22/2003 2:09:52 PM PDT by ladyjane
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The sketch is of a man in his 20s or 30s with a round face

I wonder if he looks like this guy with his glasses off.

17 posted on 05/22/2003 2:10:22 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: TC Rider
bwahahahaha!!! :)
18 posted on 05/22/2003 2:11:48 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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To: Capt. Tom
I wonder what he's doing with himself now
19 posted on 05/22/2003 2:12:32 PM PDT by conservababeJen
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To: Delta 21
Nah, round face, glasses? Probably an oriental.

However, I would start checking on this "student". Any federally backed loans? Not any more. Go refinance without the preferred rate.

Law license? Hah! Not a good candidate to be an officer of the court.

BTB, I believe Yale was threatened with the loss of *all* federal funds because the Law School banned the Navy JAGs
from recruiting on campus.

20 posted on 05/22/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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