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1 year 8 months ago

Plea deal for autistic man in school bomb threats

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) - A prosecutor says he approved a no-jail plea deal for a 28-year-old man who made bomb threats against Flint-area schools because of the defendant's mental health disability. Jeffrey D. Cox pleaded no contest Wednesday to malicious use of a telecommunications device, a misdemeanor. Defense lawyer...

2 years 5 months ago

3rd bomb threat in a week for Detroit

DETROIT (AP) - Baseball stadium Comerica Park is the latest Detroit landmark to be the subject of a bomb threat. Police say an anonymous caller issued the threat in a 911 call around 8 p.m. Tuesday as the Tigers were hosting the Los Angeles Angels in front of 34,000 fans....

2 years 9 months ago

Longmont family makes acid bombs

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Police say what started as a science experiment led to a Longmont father being arrested on multiple felony bomb-making charges. The Longmont Times-Call reports Leo David Gerritzen was arrested Thursday and faces charges of possession of explosive material and attempting to use an explosive device after...

2 years 10 months ago

32 killed in Iraq after suicide bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say at least 32 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car in southeastern Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded Police officials say the attack happened this morning in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood, where mourners gathered for the funeral of...

2 years 11 months ago

Ex-husband person of interest in package bomb

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) - Police say an ex-husband is a person of interest in a bombing that seriously injured a Colorado woman and her current husband. Authorities say 44-year-old Allyson Stone and 59-year-old Christopher Stone were hospitalized with burns after the blast Saturday in Lafayette. Police say the bomb...

3 years 1 month ago

Suspect in NYC bomb plots arrested

NEW YORK (AP) - A person close to a New York City police investigation says a Manhattan resident suspected of plotting to bomb various targets, including police cars, has been arrested. The person told The Associated Press that the 27-year-old man was acting as a lone wolf and was...

3 years 4 months ago

Bombing in Baghdad injures 3 soldiers

A roadside bomb injured seven people including three soldiers Sunday in northern Baghdad. According to NBC news, Iraqi police said the bomb targeted civilians and exploded while people were passing by a checkpoint. Earlier in the week, around 70 people were killed when suicide bombers, car bombs and roadside...

3 years 7 months ago

Bomb threat suspect is a homeless man

Colorado Springs Police say the man now in custody for making a bomb threat at the Gold Hills Substation is 27 and homeless. Konstantin Chelyadin was arrested this afternoon. The substation was evacuated and after three hours, was judged to be safe. Police said the man entered with...

3 years 9 months ago

WWI chemical found inside old safe

Police officers were called to an an antique store at 1710 Dublin this morning when someone found two glass tubes inside an old safe. Originally the person who found them thought they could be nitroglycerin, an explosive. An investigation showed the tubes contained chloropicrin, a World War I...

3 years 10 months ago

Suicide bomber kills 35 in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - There's been no claim of responsibility for today's deadly explosion at a Moscow airport terminal, which left 35 people dead. Investigators say it was apparently carried out by a suicide bomber. In the past, Chechen militants have taken responsibility for terror attacks in Moscow, including a...

4 years 6 hours ago

Random bag checks begin on D.C. Metro

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Washington area's Metro transit system is randomly checking passenger bags for explosives and other dangers for the first time, following similar efforts in New York and Boston. Screeners swabbed some riders' bags and inspected them in at least two Metro train stations early...

4 years 1 month ago

Suspected object was a geocache device

The Colorado Springs Bomb Squad checked out a suspicious device Monday morning in the 8900 block of Estebury Circle. Four District 20 schools had been on perimeter lockdown, for more than half an hour before the device was determined to be harmless. The device turned out to be a...

4 years 1 month ago

White House warns of more mail bombs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser says U.S. officials "have to presume" there might be more potential mail bombs like the ones that were pulled off planes in England and the United Arab Emirates on Friday. Deputy national security adviser John Brennan says the foiled plot bears...

4 years 1 month ago

Attacks on U.S. from Yemen thwarted

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack...

4 years 2 months ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Manitou Police investigate strange packages

Manitou Springs Police Department with the assistance of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms are continue to analyze two suspicious packages that were found in Manitou Springs on Thursday, forcing the closure of several businesses. An x-ray released by the Manitou Springs Police Department shows what was inside one of the...

4 years 4 months ago

Suspicious device found at Fort Carson

A suspicious device was found at Fort Carson Friday afternoon. The device was found in a barracks on post. Members of the 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit were called in to investigate. They examined the device and made sure it was safe. The incident is now under investigation.

4 years 7 months ago

Suspected money courier sought in NYC bomb plot

A law enforcement official says authorities are looking for a suspected money courier they say helped finance from overseas a Pakistani-American man's Times Square car bomb plot. The official said authorities know the name of the suspected courier. The official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the...

4 years 8 months ago

Remembering Oklahoma City bombing

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says Oklahoma City's spirit in the wake of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 15 years ago serves as an example to the nation. Napolitano also warned of the need for continued vigilance against terrorists when she spoke today to survivors...

4 years 8 months ago

Man indicted for blowing up mailboxes

A Texas prosecutor says a man accused of planting 36 explosive devices across east Texas caused fear that was "nothing short of domestic terrorism." Prosecutor Brit Featherston says, "Today that fear stops." Larry North was indicted yesterday on charges of possessing an illegal firearm or destructive device. He...

4 years 9 months ago

Police seize "dummy" bombs

There were some tense hours in northwest Pueblo this morning when possible explosive devices were found inside a house in the 2800 block of Norwich. Sheriff's Officers went to the house to serve an eviction notice. They found a couple of possible hand grenades, a 100 pound bomb designed...

4 years 10 months ago

Found artillery shell was a "dummy"

Academy Blvd and Westmeadow Dr. have reopened, and Fort Carson has given the all-clear for residents of neighboring apartment buildings to return home. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office closed Academy after an artillery shell was discovered in some weeds Thursday morning. It was found under the S. Academy...

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