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Search Result: Bomb Squads

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Colo. Cops Defeat Holmes' 'Death Trap'

July 23, 2012
Police explosives personnel dismantled the sophisticated booby trap in James Holmes' Aurora, Colo., apartment Saturday that was likely meant to kill police officers.

Two Ind. Deputies Shot At Domestic Call, Suspect Dead

July 5, 2012
Two Greene County (Ind.) Sheriff's deputies responding to a domestic-dispute call were wounded by a suspect who charged them with a shotgun on Wednesday.

SAFE-T Explosive Detection Items

April 23, 2012
Already in use by military organizations, Raptor Detection Technologies' SAFE-T explosives detection products are now available to law enforcement.

Threat Targets 9 More U. of Pittsburgh Buildings

April 9, 2012
University of Pittsburgh personnel, starting today, will check all buildings before allowing anyone to enter, as well as require identification for entry. The measures are in response to recent bomb threats targeting campus buildings.

Cyalume's Explosive Simulation Devices

April 4, 2012

Cyalume, maker of a wide variety of chemiluminescent tools such as light sticks, believes it has the answer to this bomb training dilemma. The company's new line of eight police explosive training simulators uses compressed air and a special chemical powder to create non-pyrotechnic bomb effects.

Allen-Vanguard Distributes Trio of Macro USA's Tactical Robots

March 7, 2012
The three platforms include the Beetle, a lightweight Nano-UGV that can be hand thrown onto a roof or into a window; the Armadillo, a slightly larger and multi-purposed Micro-UGV; and the Scorpion, a robust Small-UGV capable of deploying various specialized tools.

Ariz. Cop Shoots, Kills Man Who Endangered Baby

February 16, 2012
A Scottsdale (Ariz.) Police officer fatally shot a man holding a baby who had threatened two people with a pistol earlier on Tuesday. Officer James Peters, a 12-year veteran with the agency, has been involved in seven shootings since 2002.

Panoscan Introduces Ferret Vehicle Inspection Robot

September 30, 2011
The Ferret is a mobile robot camera that moves under low-profile vehicles. It features a movable color video camera with on-board lighting. The Ferret, which can operate day or night, sees up and around drive shafts and deep into wheel wells.

FBI SWAT Officers Arrest Australian 'Collar Bomb' Suspect

August 16, 2011
Agents with the FBI's SWAT team arrested an Australian businessman Tuesday in connection with a fake collar bomb that had been placed around the neck of a Sydney teenager.

Saviour EOD Bomb Disposal Suit

June 30, 2011
The new Kejo Saviour 2011 EOD Bomb Disposal Suit is specifically designed to give the highest level of protection with the maximum comfort and flexibility to the user at an affordable price.

Explosive Devices: Steps To Survival

May 10, 2011

The role of society's sheepdog is to be in harm's way. When faced with a suspicious package or possible car bomb, police must take control of the situation, form a protective barrier for the civilian population, and secure the area until it is made safe.

Suspicious Packages and Booby Traps

May 10, 2011

There are hundreds of stories of officers conducting a search and thinking a container of drugs has been located only to discover pipe bombs. With infernal machines, as with guns, knives, and physical assaults, an awareness, a suspicious mind, a professional paranoia, are the first steps toward survival.

Portland Attempted Bomber's Attorneys Try Entrapment Defense

May 9, 2011
The defense claims a man identified only as "Bill Smith" and working on behalf of the government sent e-mails to Mohamud a year before the attempted bombing.

Columbine-Type Bombs Found at Colorado Shopping Mall

April 21, 2011
Late Wednesday, authorities discovered a pipe bomb and two rigged propane canisters after a small fire broke out in a service hallway at the Southwest Plaza mall. The fire was put out at 11:58 p.m.

Allen-Vanguard Introduces Modular EOD Suit at London Counter Terror Expo

April 19, 2011
The EOD Tactical Suit provides counter-terrorist personnel with blast and fragmentation protection in a lightweight ensemble covering the torso and extremities. Its components can be selectively donned to meet a variety of operational requirements and threats faced during breaching, explosives search, dog handling and numerous military applications.

Joining the Bomb Squad

March 22, 2011

From the Vault: POLICE Magazine featured the article, "Why I Joined the Bomb Squad," in its September 2008 issue and the topic is just as relevant today. Mexican drug cartels have used car bombs in Juarez, and San Diego deputies supervised the burning of a "bomb factory" house in December. Joining an agency's bomb squad is a career path most people, even cops, consider crazy. Det. Dave Scraggs explains his reason — the threat is prevalent. Photos courtesy of Det. Scraggs.

California Agency Detonates Grenade In Station's Lawn

February 18, 2011
The grenade was removed from the vehicle and rendered safe by the deputies. Due to the condition of the device, it was disposed of at the scene and not transported for destruction. The bomb squad buried the device in the station's lawn, and then detonated it.

Package Bombs Explode at Maryland Govt. Buildings

January 6, 2011
The packages, including one addressed to Gov. Martin O'Malley, ignited today at about 12:30 p.m. in the mail rooms of state government offices in Annapolis and Hanover.

Police Probe 'Small Explosion' at Miami Airport

December 28, 2010
A person has been taken into federal custody Tuesday, after an aerosol can inside a piece of luggage exploded on the tarmac at Miami's international airport.

California Sheriff To Burn 'Bomb Factory' House

December 6, 2010
After uncovering crates of grenades, mason jars of white, explosive powder and jugs of volatile chemicals in the home, authorities say the only safe method is to burn it to the ground.
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