Tag: Bombs and Explosives

Northern Ireland Car Bombing Leads to Two Arrests

DUBLIN — The police in Northern Ireland arrested two men on Sunday in connection with a car bombing outside a courthouse in central Londonderry hours earlier that drew condemnation from across the political spectrum. The bomb, which had been planted in a hijacked delivery van, caused no casualties or major damage. But after receiving a […]

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Colombia Car Bombing Suspect Belonged to Rebel Group, Government Says

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead on Thursday in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, was a member of the largest guerrilla group remaining in the country, the Colombian government said Friday. José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez, the suspect who was also killed that day, was part of the National […]

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Suspect in Colombian Bombing Said to Belong to a Rebel Group

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — The suspect in a car bombing that left 21 people dead on Thursday in Bogotá, the capital,was a member of the country’s largest remaining guerrilla group, the defense ministry said Friday. José Aldemar Rojas Rodríguez, the assailant who was also killed in the attack, was a member of the National Liberation Army, […]

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‘Cut the Wire,’ a Toy Bomb Game, Is Discontinued After Criticism

When it comes to feel-good, classic games there are the old reliables: Operation, Twister and Monopoly, among others. Then there is Cut the Wire, a game that asks children to defuse a toy bomb before it “detonates.” The game, which was recommended for children ages 6 and up, sets a timer and players have to […]

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Explosives to Be Used in the Demolition of a Tappan Zee Bridge Span

It will sound like fireworks and take less than 30 seconds for a 6,500-ton portion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge to reach the Hudson River. Once the smoke clears, the once-three-mile bridge that carried 140,000 cars over the Hudson River each day at its peak and connected Westchester and Rockland Counties will be one […]

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Bomb Threats Sent to Schools and Businesses Across U.S.

Law enforcement agencies across the country and in Canada responded Thursday to a wave of bomb threats against schools, businesses, government buildings and other institutions, according to the F.B.I. and news reports. The threats, many received by email, have promoted evacuations, lockdowns, panic and disruption, according to various reports. But several police agencies throughout the […]

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To Protect the Thanksgiving Parade, Police Let New Dogs Out

The newest tools in the New York Police Department’s counterterrorism arsenal have paws instead of buttons, they bark instead of beep and they run on treats, not electricity. Franky, Rob, Rowland and Eddie are a new type of police dog trained to pick up the scent of a bomb hundreds of feet away and then […]

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Trump Supporter Accused of Mailing Bombs Is Indicted in New York

A Florida man accused of mailing 16 pipe bombs to critics of President Trump was indicted in Manhattan on Friday on charges that carry a potential sentence of life in prison. A federal grand jury returned the 30-count indictment against the man, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., 56, a fervent Trump supporter who was arrested on […]

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Bomb Suspect Planned His Campaign for More Than Three Months, Court Papers Say

The man arrested in Florida last week in connection with the rash of crude pipe bombs sent to outspoken critics of President Trump had been planning his campaign for at least three months, and his laptop is now providing investigators with a trove of fresh evidence, new court papers say. The papers were filed late […]

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Estranged Family of Cesar Sayoc, Accused Bomber, Wants Him to Get Help

AVENTURA, Fla. — The estranged family of Cesar Sayoc, the drifter accused of mailing more than a dozen bombs to critics of President Trump, tried to plead with him on Sunday to accept mental health care and hire a proficient lawyer to represent him in the case, which could lead to his imprisonment for decades. […]

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Cesar Sayoc, Mail Bombing Suspect, Found an Identity in Political Rage and Resentment

AVENTURA, Fla. — Cesar Sayoc was a volatile nobody desperate to become a somebody. He styled himself as a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, member of the Seminole tribe and exotic-dance promoter in the status-hungry beachfront world of South Florida. In reality, Mr. Sayoc, a fervent supporter of President Trump who has been charged with mailing pipe bombs […]

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Cesar Sayoc’s Path on Social Media: From Food Photos to Partisan Fury

Until 2016, Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr.’s life on social media looked unremarkable. On his Facebook page, he posted photos of decadent meals, gym workouts, scantily clad women and sports games — the stereotypical trappings of middle-age masculinity. But that year, Mr. Sayoc’s social media presence took on a darker and more partisan tone. He opened […]

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Trump Suggests ‘This “Bomb” Stuff’ Is Hurting Republicans at the Polls

WASHINGTON — As a series of explosive devices sent to prominent Democratic figures was still being uncovered on Friday, the president characterized the crimes as an obstacle blocking Republican voters ahead of the midterms. In a Twitter post directed to his base in the midst of a bomb scare affecting prominent Democrats, celebrities and news […]

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The Shift: ‘False Flag’ Theory on Pipe Bombs Zooms From Right-Wing Fringe to Mainstream

Just hours after the news broke this week that explosive devices had been sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other prominent Democrats, a conspiracy theory began to take shape in certain corners of conservative media. The bombs, this theory went, were not actually part of a plot to harm Democrats, but were […]

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Pipe Bombs Sent to Trump Critics: What We Know and Don’t Know

Law enforcement authorities from New York to Los Angeles this week have intercepted at least 10 crudely built pipe bombs addressed to outspoken critics of President Trump who have drawn the ire of right-wing groups, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After a wave of packages was discovered on […]

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