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  • UPDATE: More explosives stolen from work site than first thought, ATF says

    04/18/2018 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Revel · 21 replies
    WGAL ^ | 04/18/18
    MARIETTA, Pa. — The theft of hundreds of pounds of explosives from a pipeline work site in Lancaster County is under investigation. UPDATE: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says more explosives were stolen than first thought. Investigators took a full inventory and discovered an additional case of dynamite was missing, bringing the total amount stolen to 704 pounds. The previous estimate was 640 pounds. The ATF said 400 blasting caps were also taken. The explosives were stored in a locked truck trailer left at the site on River Road in Marietta on Friday, according to the ATF....
  • 640 pounds of high explosives stolen in Pennsylvania; ATF offers reward

    04/18/2018 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Authorities in Pennsylvania were searching Wednesday for more than 640 pounds of high explosives that were reportedly stolen over the weekend from a work site in Lancaster County. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the recovery. A contracting company reported the theft Monday, the Lebanon Daily News reported. The missing explosives include 640 pounds of dynamite and 400 blasting caps, the report said. A blasting cap is used to trigger an explosive device.
  • Grandmother foils suspected Washington state school shooting plot

    02/15/2018 12:40:17 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    kxan.com ^ | 2/15/2018 | unknown
    Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack. Police in Everett, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Seattle, arrested 18-year-old Joshua Alexander O’Connor on attempted murder and other charges at ACES High School on Tuesday, The Daily Herald reported. Earlier, O’Connor’s grandmother called 911 and showed responding officers a journal where he allegedly drew up plans to shoot students and use homemade explosives at the school, police said.
  • Port Authority bomb was made of Christmas lights, sugar and a battery: cops

    12/11/2017 2:26:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Ruth Brown VIEDecember 11, 20 | Larry Celona and Ruth Brown
    <p>The Port Authority bomber fashioned his crude explosive device out of a 5-inch piece of pipe, a 9-volt battery, sugar, match heads, Christmas tree lights and screws — but it only partially detonated, according to law enforcement sources.</p> <p>The home-made pipe bomb, allegedly strapped to Akayed Ullah with velcro and plastic ties and hidden under his jacket, went off underground near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.</p>
  • ICYMI: A Woman Mailed Explosives To Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

    11/26/2017 4:06:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, while we were all enjoying time with our families over Thanksgiving, mail bombs could have killed Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and former President Barack Obama. Yes, that’s right. Abbott even opened the package, which blessedly did not go off. Obama’s was intercepted before it could reach him. This isn’t the first rodeo for culprit Julia Poff. She’s been previously indicted for mailing explosives back in 2016. In this instance, authorities were able to zero in on her using pieces of the mailing label and cat hair (via CBS News): Court documents filed in district court in Houston last week...
  • Police searching for explosive devices at home of Sutherland Springs church shooter

    11/05/2017 2:31:43 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 148 replies
    My SA ^ | 11/5/2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    Police are checking for explosive devices at the home of a man suspected of shooting and killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 20 in a Sutherland Springs church on Sunday.
  • Paris Attacks: German Police Arrested Man Enroute to France

    11/14/2015 6:34:18 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/14/2015 6:06am PST | Scott Roxborough
    German media reports say it is not yet clear if the man, caught with a car full of guns and explosives a week before the attacks, had any ties to the terrorists. A man arrested by German police last week has become the focus of media attention and speculation that he may be an accomplice of the group that carried out the terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police in Rosenheim in southern Germany arrested the 51-year-old man on Nov. 5. after stopping him at a routine checkpoint and searching his car, German media reported. Police discovered a cache...
  • 300 hospitalised after Paris attacks, 80 in 'critical' condition

    11/14/2015 6:47:23 AM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    TimesLive.co.za/ AFP ^ | 14 November, 2015
    -excerpt- A man arrested in Germany's southern state of Bavaria in early November after guns and explosives were found in his car may be linked to Friday's deadly assault in Paris, Bavaria's state premier said on Saturday. -excerpt- A spokesman for the Bavarian police said they arrested the 51-year-old on Nov. 5 on a motorway near the town of Rosenheim after investigators found eight machine guns, several handguns and explosives in his VW Golf.
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • Houston man charged with trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Hermann Park

    08/22/2017 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Chron ^ | Monday, August 21, 2017 | St. John Barned-Smith, Andrew Kragie, and Keri Blakinger
    The park ranger spotted him kneeling in the bushes by the 112-year-old Confederate statue, explosives in hand. Was he trying to harm the statue? she asked. Yes, he said. He didn't like the guy. The late-night confrontation at the statue of Confederate Lt. Dick Dowling — detailed in court records by a federal agent — led to the arrest of 25-year-old Andrew Schneck, setting off a two-day operation by law enforcement that forced the evacuation of the tony Rice University neighborhood where Schneck lives with his parents. Bomb squad experts detonated a cache of high-powered explosives found on the property...
  • Evacuations after truck tested positive for explosives at gate of Hanscom Air Force Base

    07/06/2017 8:36:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 49 replies
    NBC4 Columbus ^ | 7/6/3027
    #BREAKING LIVE: Evacuations are taking place after a vehicle tested positive for explosives at the gate of Hanscom Air Force Base near Boston, Massachusetts. http://nbc4i.co/2tMD3Ye
  • Portland Police Confiscate DYNAMITE, Brass Knuckles, Knives and Sticks from Leftists (tr)

    06/04/2017 7:39:59 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    Portland Antifa leftists hurled bottles and bricks at Portland police today at their counter protest against free speech. Police confiscated DYNAMITE, brass knuckles, knives and sticks from the Antifa protesters. The dueling protests in Portland kicked off to an exciting start. Police rushed into the anarchist crowd to start confiscating possible weapons and making arrests. There were reports that the protesters were tossing used tampons and bags of crap at the officers. In one park the Trump supporters gathered for their free speech rally. In the other park and along the sidewalks were the counter protesters, made up of various...
  • 79-foot blue whale carcass washes up on Bolinas beach

    05/27/2017 5:13:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 26 May 2017 | Michelle Robertson
    A 79-foot blue whale washed up on Agate Beach in Bolinas on Friday morning. The cause of death remains unknown. Scientists from the Marin Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences identified the whale as a sub-adult female. The scientists will return Saturday to perform a full necropsy, having taken preliminary skin tissue and blubber samples Friday morning.
  • Turkey Holds Suspicious Iran-Venezuela Shipment (Axis of evil?)

    01/06/2009 3:21:35 PM PST · by khnyny · 10 replies · 970+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 6, 2009 | Selcan Hacaoglu
    ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey was holding a suspicious shipment bound for Venezuela from Iran because it contained lab equipment capable of producing explosives, a customs official said Tuesday. Suleyman Tosun, a customs official at the Mediterranean port of Mersin, said military experts were asked to examine the material, which was seized last month, and decide whether to let the shipment to go to Venezuela. Authorities detected the equipment during a search of 22 containers labeled "tractor parts," Tosun said. They were brought to Mersin by trucks from neighboring Iran, he said. Turkey's Interior Ministry said an investigation was under way....
  • Cancer patient stopped at Gaza-Israel crossing with explosive material (Islamic Terrorism)

    04/20/2017 7:13:37 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Anna Ahronheim
    An initial Shin Bet investigation indicated that the explosives were sent by Hamas and that the group was planning to carry out terror attacks in Israel in the near future. Israeli authorities on Wednesday morning intercepted material used to manufacture explosive devices hidden inside spools of medical material
  • Package containing explosive material discovered in German Finance Ministry

    03/15/2017 9:41:44 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    dw.com ^ | March 15, 2017
    German police have said a package containing explosives was delivered to Germany's Finance Ministry. Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office has seized and destroyed the package. No injuries have been reported.
  • Gaza Agriculture on Brink of Collapse

    10/23/2016 12:40:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 1p/22
    h small manufacturing plants in the Gaza Strip shutting down one after the other and the bigger ones barely holding on against impossible odds, agriculture there is next in line for a resounding crash. Unlike other manufacturing sectors, the farmers’ economic downfall will have immediate and dire consequences for residents of the Gaza Strip. Even now, the UN’s Relief and Works Agency regularly supplies more than half the residents with sacks of flour, rice, sugar and oil. Fruits and vegetables grown locally make up an important part of their meager diets. The slow ruin of Gaza’s agricultural sector began about...
  • Blowing Up Barbie: The joy of explosives camp

    12/20/2016 6:40:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jay Nordlinger
    Rolla, Mo. - There are many summer camps, something for everyone. But there's no other camp quite like this: an explosives camp. A hands-on explosives camp. Such a thing would seem impossible in modern America. These days, kids ride their trikes in protective gear. So, the very idea of explosives camp is thrilling... Explosives Camp is an offering of Missouri University of Science and Technology -- formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla, formerly known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. Rolla is midway between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Mo., that is)... Here in Rolla, the explosives...
  • EgyptAir crash: Explosives found on victims, say investigators

    12/15/2016 7:22:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | December 15, 2016
    Traces of explosives have been found on victims of the EgyptAir plane crash over the Mediterranean in May, investigators say. A criminal investigation would now begin into the crash of the Airbus A320, Egypt's civil aviation ministry said in a statement. Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo plunged into the sea on 19 May killing all 66 people on board.
  • A neighbor was asked to clean a home. She found a grenade in the oven.

    12/12/2016 1:46:43 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies
    Braedenton.com ^ | dec 11,2016 | Jessica De Leon
    Manatee A neighbor helping to clean a vacated mobile home discovered a grenade strapped to a package with a highly flammable substance Saturday morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The device was removed safely, and no injuries were reported. The 82-year-old resident of the mobile home in K & K Mobile Home Park, 4918 14th St. W., Bradenton, had moved out on Thursday, when his 56-year-old son came and took him back to Lufkin, Texas, with him, according to a news release.