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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.

L.A. Sheriff Using API's Video Aiming Device for Bomb Disposal

December 3, 2010
The Hawki video aiming device is attached to a disrupter and utilizes a camera and rangefinder to automatically place cross hairs on the robot operator's monitor. While approaching a target, the cross hairs adjust the aim point based on the range to the target to show the operator the true point of impact for their shot.

Pipe Bomb Discovered Outside LAPD Station

November 2, 2010
The LAPD's bomb squad secured the area using a robot to cover the device with an explosive-resistant blanket. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Authorities Investigate Suspicious UPS Packages on East Coast

October 29, 2010
The Manhattan Bridge was closed and two office buildings were evacuated, following the discovery of an improvised device in London.

Maine Bomb Squad Removes Grenade From Vehicle At Police Station

October 6, 2010
The state bomb squad removed a grenade from the car of a man who brought the device to the Southwest Harbor (Maine) PD's station for disposal after finding it in his deceased brother's belongings.

Things That Go Boom in the Night

June 30, 2010

With the exception of far-less-common biological or radiological threats, explosive devices are the nightmare scenario for people charged with protecting people and places. But advanced techniques can help detect these threats.

Times Square Evacuated After Police Find 'Amateurish' Bomb In SUV

May 2, 2010
The NYPD's bomb squad, wearing protective gear, broke into the vehicle and discovered an "amateurish" explosive device that had malfunctioned.

ATF Releases Explosive Materials List

January 11, 2010
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has published its annual list of federally regulated explosive materials. The list includes 237 materials, one less than a year ago.

University of Georgia Adds NABCO's Explosive Containment Vessel

November 19, 2009
NABCO Inc announced the sale of a Total Containment Vessel (TCV) to the University of Georgia Police Department, which becomes the first campus law enforcement agency in the nation with its own capabilities to counter and contain chemical, biological, and explosive threats.

Tactical Robots

July 17, 2009

If you think robots are just for bomb disposal, think again. Police robots are often used to handle IEDs, but they can be used in other arenas that are inhospitable to humans. Robots can be used to reach a barricaded subject or hostages and carry information or evidence back out without sending an officer into the line of fire. They can also provide enhanced surveillance and deploy lethal or less-lethal weapons.

Explosive Situations

July 17, 2009
At the City of Industry (Calif.) Sheriff’s Station, we had one deputy actually transport a grenade in the trunk of his patrol car before parking in the station parking lot. Once the grenade was discovered, it was left in the trunk of the deputy’s patrol car and the parking area was immediately taped off pending the response of the Arson/Explosives Detail. Our watch commander was livid and for good reason: The deputy had parked right next to her new Corvette.

Walnut Creek PD Buys Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE Robot

July 2, 2009

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has announced that the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Police Department has purchased and taken delivery of a new Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE robot. Walnut Creek’s Talon is specially equipped for scenarios frequently encountered by police Bomb Squads as well as being able to respond to scenes that may involve other types of hazardous material or devices.

Police Say Oregon Bank Bombing a Father-Son Job

December 17, 2008
The bomb that ripped through a West Coast Bank branch in Woodburn on Friday and killed two police officers was the product of a plot that dates to at least November involving a father-and-son team, according to information released by authorities Tuesday.
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