FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?





Search Result: Car Bombs

Displaying 1  -  18  of  18

Al-Qaeda Magazine Urges Car Bombing in U.S.

March 21, 2014
"The new edition of Inspire has instructions on a new larger device, if I understand it correctly," NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Wednesday at a Police Athletic League function. "And among the photos and the encouragement of where to attack there is a photo of Times Square, 47th and Broadway."

Feds: Muslim Extremist Plotted Assault On Fla. Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2012
A Florida man with roots in Kosovo was arrested for allegedly plotting a two-phase suicide-bomb attack on multiple Tampa-area locations including a Hillsborough County Sheriff's operations center.

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.

ATF Investigates Car Bomb That Injured Lawyer, Two Sons

September 21, 2011
An ATF spokesman said he believes the vehicle that blew up was a Volvo, though investigators don't know if the bomb was under the vehicle or inside it. Authorities also are unsure if the device was on a timer.

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.

Global Terror, Local Targets

September 30, 2010

The following is a quick look at where and how some of the leading experts on terrorism believe our enemies may strike. It's in no particular order because each scenario is a nightmare, and how do you rate a nightmare?

Juarez Car Bomb May Have Been Meant for Authorities

September 14, 2010
Federal police used a controlled explosion to detonate the device, which was found in a vehicle in the city. Tovex, a water gel explosive often used in mining, was also located inside the car.

Gunman Ignites Ammo-Laden Truck, Fires at Texas PD Station

August 17, 2010
A gunman reportedly set fire to a vehicle outside of the McKinney (Texas) PD station and then began firing as passing vehicles with a semiautomatic rifle.

L.A. Airport Remains Vulnerable to Truck and Car Bombs

July 13, 2010
Almost a decade after 9/11, a local police organization is warning that busy Los Angeles International Airport remains vulnerable to truck and car bombs that could be detonated next to crowded terminals and sidewalks.

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.

Car-Buff NYPD Detective Helped Break Times Square Bomb Case

May 6, 2010
The son of a mechanic and a proud "car guy," Det. John Wright located the first and most important link in the complex chain that led to the bombing suspect: the vehicle identification number on the Nissan Pathfinder parked on W. 45th St.

Feds Located NY Bomb Suspect From Prepaid Cell Phone

May 5, 2010
Shahzad used the phone to call the Connecticut woman who sold him the vehicle using Craigslist. The phone had received four calls from Pakistan. One of the numbers led authorities to Shahzad.

Connecticut Man Arrested In Failed Times Square Bombing

May 3, 2010
The man, who has been identified as 30-year-old Faisal Shahzad, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at JFK International Airport at midnight as he attempted to board a flight to Dubai.

Times Square SUV With Bomb Materials Sold In Cash Deal

May 3, 2010
Authorities interviewed the owner of the vehicle, who said the1993 Nissan Pathfinder was sold on Craigslist during a transaction that occurred in a Connecticut shopping mall. The seller couldn't remember the name of the purchaser, and told authorities he was either Middle Eastern or Hispanic.

NYPD Doesn't Rule Out 'South Park' Connection to Car Bomb

May 3, 2010
Several radical Muslim groups called for retribution against the creators of a recent episode that parodied the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.

Surveillance Footage Shows Person of Interest In Times Square Bomb Case

May 3, 2010
The footage, which is shot from a vantage point inside a nearby restaurant, shows a slender, balding man removing a garment near what appears to be a piece of luggage.

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.

Car Bombings

September 1, 2007

There is one weapon of mass destruction that we are certain the terrorists possess and have the know-how to use. They use it every day in Iraq. They've used it frequently in Afghanistan. This weapon is the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), commonly known as the "car bomb."

« Previous1Next »
Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine