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NYPD Bomb Tech Details for Jury How Pressure Cooker Bombs were Disarmed Last Year

The NYPD bomb-squad detective stood on West 27th Street in Chelsea on that warm Saturday night. A pressure cooker had been found on the sidewalk, with a cellphone beside it, the two connected by wires. A woman who had called 911 initially thought it was a child’s discarded science experiment. The detective knew it was likely an explosive device — another one had just exploded four blocks away.

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IL Police Department Tells People to Stop Bringing War Souvenir Munitions to Station for Disposal

“If you find an unexploded WWII anti-tank round in your home, PLEASE, don't drive it to the police department in a cardboard box,” a Tuesday tweet from the Dixon Police Department reads.

4 NC Officers Injured in Explosive Device Attack

The officers had to have metal shrapnel removed from their skin after someone threw an explosive device at them.

LASD to Deploy UAV to Aid Deputies Working Bomb and Hostage Incidents

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday that his agency will begin deploying an unmanned aerial device to aid deputies responding to arson scenes, suspected bombs and hostage situations, but he promised the device would not be used to surveil residents.

Charlotte Police HQ Evacuated After K-9 Alerts on "Suspicious Package"

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police removed a suspicious package from the department's uptown headquarters Tuesday night. More Here.

Video: Charlotte Police HQ Evacuated After K-9 Alerts on "Suspicious Package"

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police removed a suspicious package from the department's uptown headquarters Tuesday night.

Five IEDs Found Near NJ Train Station

An explosive device detonated during a police attempt to disarm it in Elizabeth, New Jersey early Monday, in the third New York City area incident involving what appear to be improvised bombs.

Dozens Injured in New York Bombing, Second Device Found

An explosion rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood and injured 29 people, and a suspicious device discovered blocks away was safely removed early Sunday.

Florida Bomb Squad Builds Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children to Hunt

The Tampa Bay Area Regional Bomb Squad built special Easter eggs so that local children who are blind or visually impaired could enjoy an Easter egg hunt this weekend.

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How to Become a Bomb Tech

There are many more officers who want to wear the fabled bomb tech symbol of laurel leaves, electric bolts, and an aerial known as the "crab" than there are positions available.