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Search Result: Homemade Explosives

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TraceX Explosives Kit

November 26, 2013
Morphix Technologies' new TraceX Explosives Kit detects major homemade explosive material threats and their precursors in a single test without exposing the user or kit to contamination or dangerous chemicals.

Boston Bombers Used Toy Car Parts

April 18, 2013
Federal agents suspect parts from radio-controlled hobby cars were used to construct the IEDs used in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday.

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.

Serial Flashlight Bomber Strikes Phoenix Area

June 11, 2012
Federal authorities have offered a $10,000 reward for help solving three explosions involving homemade flashlight bombs that injured five people.

The Hazards of Homemade Explosives

June 11, 2012

Whether a department's jurisdiction lies nestled among the cornfields of rural Nebraska or in the center of a major city, homemade explosives pose a very real and growing threat. But through business community involvement and greater training and awareness, some of these threats can be stopped dead in their tracks.

Explosive Device Found In Ogden Suspect's Home

January 9, 2012
Investigators found an explosive device in the home of the man who allegedly shot six officers during a Jan. 5 raid of his home.

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 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.

N.C. Cops Find TATP In Home of Student With Exploding Pen

October 21, 2010
TATP is the same explosive used by Richard Reid (Shoe Bomber) as well as the London subway bombings in July 2005. Ingredients include common chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide and acetone. The final product is a white powder with a strong acrid smell.

Why I Joined the Bomb Squad

September 1, 2008

By the time you read this article, I should have completed the six-week basic course at the FBI/Army Hazardous Devices School in Huntsville, Ala. Which means I will be well on my way to becoming a certified bomb technician, a career aspiration that many people—including fellow cops—consider crazy.

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