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Bomb blast at an Oregon bank kills 1
AP ^ | Dec 13 01:39 AM US/Eastern | BRAD CAIN

Posted on 12/12/2008 10:39:06 PM PST by Liberty Valance

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) - A bomb exploded inside a bank here late Friday afternoon after explosives experts arrived to check on a suspicious object and authorities said at least one person was killed by the blast.

Oregon State Police said the explosion at the West Coast Bank caused "serious injuries" and that police officers were in the area when the device detonated. They did not say how many police officers were injured.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The Oregonian at least one bomb technician had been injured.

Marion County deputy medical examiner Rodge Womack said he has been told of at least one fatality. He said he did not know the identity of the victim.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: bank; bend; bomb; bombsquad; bruceturnridge; cellphone; cellphoneparts; electronics; eod; joshuaturn; joshuaturnidge; oregon; turnidge; turnridge; welding; westcoastbank; woodburn
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1 posted on 12/12/2008 10:39:07 PM PST by Liberty Valance
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To: Cindy

* things that go bang ping *


2 posted on 12/12/2008 10:39:55 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Where is Ayres?


3 posted on 12/12/2008 10:48:11 PM PST by ducdriver (99% of liberals give the other 1% a bad name.)
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To: Liberty Valance

huh

/mark


4 posted on 12/12/2008 10:48:42 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Liberty Valance
"Authorities decided to move the device inside the branch, apparently scanned it, and then it went off, he said."

Brilliant

5 posted on 12/12/2008 10:49:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Liberty Valance

from a few days ago:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/12/03/national/main4646245.shtml?source=RSSattr=U.S._4646245


6 posted on 12/12/2008 10:50:26 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Liberty Valance

ping


7 posted on 12/12/2008 10:53:45 PM PST by VigilantAmerican (We will not waver, we will not tire; we will not falter, we will not fail)
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To: Liberty Valance

Wonder if the victim was EOD or???

Weird.

Sad.

Prayers.


8 posted on 12/12/2008 10:54:02 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: MamaDearest; Oorang; Velveeta; backhoe; piasa; conservativegal; West Coast Conservative; ...

Ping


9 posted on 12/12/2008 10:54:36 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Liberty Valance

Thanks for the ping, Liberty Valance.
Could be a number of groups or an unknown — my opinion.


10 posted on 12/12/2008 10:55:21 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/West-Coast-Banks-Woodburn-West/story.aspx?guid=%7BF704353E-B91E-46B0-81B9-51E5C7046689%7D

“West Coast Bank’s Woodburn West Branch is Damaged in Bombing Blast
Business is Transferred to the Company’s East Woodburn Branch”

Last update: 1:26 a.m. EST Dec. 13, 2008
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Dec 13, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — West Coast Bank’s (WCBO:

SNIPPET: “Woodburn West branch, 155 South Evergreen Road, has closed for business after a bomb exploded in the bank lobby at 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Oregon State bomb technicians were called to the bank after a suspicious device was found outside the branch. When the device was opened in the lobby, the bomb detonated. Two West Coast Bank employees received minor injuries.”


11 posted on 12/12/2008 10:58:07 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december122008/explosion_update_12-12-08.php

Dec-12-2008 22:35
“Update on Serious Explosion in Woodburn that Injured Police”

Salem-News.com staff

SNIPPET: “Isham says a multi-agency investigation involving federal, state, county and city police agencies has begun to identify the person(s) responsible in this tragic incident.”

Salem-News.com

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(WOODBURN, Ore.) - Law enforcement agencies have descended on Woodburn, Oregon, where an explosion ripped through a bank today seriously injuring three police officers. A bank employee received injuries that are described as minor.

Marion County Sheriff Russ Isham says this morning at approximately 10:32 AM, a Woodburn-area Wells Fargo Bank received a threatening phone call from an unknown person.

“Bank personnel notified Woodburn Police Department and the bank was evacuated while police investigated with the assistance of the FBI and an Oregon State Police bomb technician,” Isham said.

During the day the investigation led to the West Coast Bank on Highway 214 just east of Interstate 5. Isham says the day took an unexpected, tragic turn shortly before 5:30 PM.

“While investigators were in the area, a suspicious device detonated at approximately 5:24 PM. Two Woodburn police officers and an Oregon State Police bomb technician received serious injuries and a bank employee received minor injuries.” The officer’s names and the bank employee’s name are not being released at this time.”


13 posted on 12/12/2008 11:00:46 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Liberty Valance

Sounds like the victim is probably someone on the bomb squad.


14 posted on 12/12/2008 11:01:16 PM PST by smokingfrog (I'll go green when they plant me in the ground.)
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To: Baynative

Yes, Bly Oregon.


15 posted on 12/12/2008 11:09:01 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.khq.com/global/story.asp?s=9515197

“Bomb blast at an Oregon bank kills 1”
Associated Press - December 13, 2008 1:43 AM ET

WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) -
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The bomb was originally found in some bushes outside the West Coast Bank. Their CEO says authorities called to the scene took the device inside the bank, apparently scanned it and the bomb went off.

The bank’s CEO says another bank nearby got a call about “a potential bomb threat” first, but a police search turned up nothing. He says later someone called West Coast and warned employees to look around there too.”


16 posted on 12/12/2008 11:10:22 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Liberty Valance

Odd.

Usually OSP just detonates/destroys suspicous objects...


17 posted on 12/12/2008 11:10:42 PM PST by dadgum (Growing weary.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Wasn't it Chuck Schumer who predicted bank collapses?

Chalk one up for Chuck!
18 posted on 12/12/2008 11:14:22 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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http://www.koin.com

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http://www.koinlocal6.com/content/news/topstories/story/Deadly-Woodburn-Bank-Bombing/2a-vw9COh0yhfZIUy1wbRw.cspx

“Deadly Woodburn Bank Bombing”

Last Update: 12/12 10:47 pm
Print Story | Email Story

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Anyone who has any information about this incident or anyone who may be involved is urged to call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-800-3855.”


19 posted on 12/12/2008 11:18:44 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

Got a tip for the FBI?

Here’s a contact form:

“FBI Tips and Public Leads”
https://tips.fbi.gov/


20 posted on 12/12/2008 11:22:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Liberty Valance; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; ...
Oregon Ping

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Oregon Ping List.

21 posted on 12/12/2008 11:42:20 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Baynative

Just 14 or so miles north of Salem.


22 posted on 12/12/2008 11:44:30 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Liberty Valance

Prayers for the families of the dead and injured... Tragedy.


23 posted on 12/13/2008 12:00:15 AM PST by Lexinom
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To: Liberty Valance

>> They did not say how many police officers were injured.

Prayers


24 posted on 12/13/2008 12:49:40 AM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Gene Eric

I heard on the radio around Midnight that one officer and a bomb technician had died. Prayers for their families.


25 posted on 12/13/2008 12:59:48 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: Liberty Valance

“Authorities decided to move the device inside the branch, apparently scanned it, and then it went off, he said.”

Brilliant

*********************
Actually, since banks have reinforced walls, moving the bomb inside probably was a smart thing to do, you know, contain the blast instead of sending shrapnel flying hundreds of yards in a very busy business district. If you think otherwise maybe you should come out here and tell the cops how to do their job.


26 posted on 12/13/2008 1:02:35 AM PST by BirdFLU
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To: BirdFLU

I agree about a bank having reinforced walls. I was wondering why bank personnel were in close proximity to the bomb.


27 posted on 12/13/2008 3:38:06 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: Cindy

Maybe just a lone wacko who doesn’t like the bailout routine.


28 posted on 12/13/2008 3:54:48 AM PST by realdifferent1 (We've tried the soap box, jury box and ballot box. Only one box left.)
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To: Liberty Valance

“Authorities decided to move the device inside the branch, apparently scanned it, and then it went off, he said.”

Brilliant

Is there an Darwin award candidate here?


29 posted on 12/13/2008 4:17:40 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Liberty Valance; Admin Moderator

Why not breaking?

I’d rather see this kind of thing in breaking than 15 articles about Blago.

But maybe that’s just me.


30 posted on 12/13/2008 4:20:47 AM PST by BagCamAddict ("Wolverines!!")
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To: Baynative

elf?

LLS


31 posted on 12/13/2008 4:50:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! so sue me!)
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To: Liberty Valance

They're still using people to move bombs? These guys need to hire one of these fast.

32 posted on 12/13/2008 6:23:42 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Liberty Valance

They also need one of these.

33 posted on 12/13/2008 6:39:17 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: Liberty Valance

Has there been any word on who is responsible or a a motive?


34 posted on 12/13/2008 6:43:38 AM PST by HollyB
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To: Cindy

Why would they take it into the bank?


35 posted on 12/13/2008 6:51:17 AM PST by EBH ( Directive 10-289)
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To: Cindy

Bly is down South, Woodburn is by Salem.


36 posted on 12/13/2008 6:56:44 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (Starve the beast.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

I agree.


37 posted on 12/13/2008 7:13:23 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Liberty Valance

It seems odd they would take it inside, I guarantee there are plenty of containment vessels in the Salem area. It’s not everyday, but the area between Eugene and Portland has seen plenty of IED placements over the years. Most either go off without injury, or are found and disposed of before before they damage their target. The Salem-Woodburn agencies and OSP would have plenty of training in handling this type of thing - and about 7 hours had lapsed between first threat and this device going off. Perhaps one device was found outside, and another inside was undiscovered.

There is some confusion still about what actually happened. Those with firsthand knowledge were killed and injured. Prayers for them.


38 posted on 12/13/2008 7:20:06 AM PST by Clinging Bitterly (Starve the beast.)
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To: dadgum
"Odd. Usually OSP just detonates/destroys suspicous objects..."

My thoughts exactly. I suppose every situation is different. With one dead and several injured you've got to wonder if bringing the device in the bank was the best option. Evacuate the area, stand back, detonate from a distance. The whole event is odd indeed.
39 posted on 12/13/2008 7:34:20 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Dave in Eugene of all places

bump


40 posted on 12/13/2008 7:35:48 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Liberty Valance; Cindy; nw_arizona_granny

Thanks for posting. Ping. Ping.


41 posted on 12/13/2008 7:38:24 AM PST by PGalt
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STATESMAN JOURNAL.org - BANK BOMBING: Woodburn, Oregon - "VIDEO: BOMB EXPLOSION AT BANK IN WOODBURN KILLS TWO OFFICERS Blast occurs during investigation of device at West Coast Bank" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-800-3855." (December 13, 2008) (Note: A reward is being offered.)

42 posted on 12/13/2008 2:36:38 PM PST by Cindy
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NOTE: Photos here.

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december142008/woodburn_update_12-14-08.php

Dec-14-2008 19:05
“Police Release Suspect Photos in Deadly Woodburn Explosion”

Salem-News.com staff

SNIPPET: “A reward of $35,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.”

SNIPPET: “Photos of a suspect in the bank explosion Friday that killed two Oregon police officers and seriously injured a third, as well as a bank employee. Police are looking for information on the man in these photos.”

(WOODBURN, Ore.)


43 posted on 12/14/2008 10:19:20 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2148879/posts

“Arrest made in Woodburn bank bombing (photos released)”
The Oregonian ^ | Sunday December 14, 2008, 9:25 PM | The Oregonian staff
Posted on December 14, 2008 10:13:50 PM PST by Dave in Eugene of all places


44 posted on 12/14/2008 10:22:17 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december142008/bsnkz_expl_arrest_12-14-08.php

Dec-14-2008 20:24
“Arrest Made in Bank Explosion that Killed Two Police Officers”

Tim King Salem-News.com

(WOODBURN, Ore.) -
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Coordinated by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the interagency team included investigators from the following agencies: * Federal Bureau of Investigation

* Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

* Marion County District Attorney’s Office

* Oregon State Police

* Woodburn Police Department

* Mt. Angel Police Department

* Gervais Police Department

* Aurora Police Department

* Salem Police Department

* Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

* Keizer Police Department

* Oregon City Police Department

* Stayton Police Department

* Portland Police Bureau

* Polk County Sheriff’s Office

* Immigration and Customs Enforcement”


45 posted on 12/14/2008 10:33:18 PM PST by Cindy
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http://news.opb.org/photos/2008/12/1215_bombingpoi_300.jpg

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http://news.opb.org/article/3785-police-make-arrest-woodburn-bombing/

“Police Make Arrest In Woodburn Bombing”
BY ETHAN LINDSEY
Bend, OR December 14, 2008 9:17 p.m.

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “At a press conference, Sheriff Russ Isham says authorities are not sure if the bomber acted alone.

Russ Isham: “The task force investigation noted that the individual responsible for making the bomb possesses several skills that may help the public solve this crime, including welding and electronics.”

Detectives say they believe items used in the bombing, including a cell phone, were purchased in Bend, in late November.

The arrest was made Sunday evening in the Salem area.”


46 posted on 12/14/2008 10:37:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: backhoe; piasa; Oorang; Velveeta; Godzilla; MamaDearest

Ping


47 posted on 12/14/2008 10:38:44 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW TIP LINE NUMBER. Thank you.

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http://www.salem-news.com/articles/december142008/woodburn_update_12-14-08.php

Dec-14-2008 19:05
“Police Release Suspect Photos in Deadly Woodburn Explosion”

SNIPPET: “A reward of $35,000 is offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

“We would ask that after seeing or hearing this information, if anyone has information pertaining to this incident to please contact the new tip line at 1-888-780-5678. Please don’t ‘screen’ your information. If the information we shared doesn’t match the person you are concerned about, that is all right.

Let our investigators examine and evaluate your information,” Isham said.

The new tip line will be staffed with six call takers and the release of this new information and photographs may generate high call activity. If you get a busy signal, be patient and call again until you talk to one of the call takers who will receive your information. Callers may remain anonymous.”


48 posted on 12/14/2008 10:50:00 PM PST by Cindy
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http://www.koinlocal6.com/content/news/topstories/story/Arrest-Made-In-Bank-Bombing/iGa76-oPR0ed1w-jLafVxw.cspx

“Arrest Made In Bank Bombing”

Last Update: 12/14 10:01 pm

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Investigators believe that at least one person involved in the plot was in the Bend, Ore. area in late November, where cell phones and other items were purchased which are believed to have been used in making the bomb. The same person who was in Bend is also believed to have taken actions “in furtherance of his plan” this past Thursday and Friday, December 11th and 12th, in Salem and in Woodburn.

Although police would not talk about how the cell phone parts were used, bombers sometimes use them to remotely detonate their explosives.”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “Marion County Sheriff Russ Isham says the investigation will continue, but hoped that Sunday night’s arrest “will help bring relief to the local community and the officers’ families.””


49 posted on 12/14/2008 10:56:30 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Didn’t you think that it was ironic that the bomb expert had a Middle Eastern name?


50 posted on 12/14/2008 11:47:15 PM PST by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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