FBI Nabs Denver Bomb Suspect

Earl Albert Moore caught at grocery store
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2011 12:41 PM CDT
This frame grab from surveillance video released by the Denver FBI shows a person of interest inside the Southwest Plaza Mall, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in Littleton, Colo.   (AP Photo/FBI Denver Division)
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(Newser) – Boulder police tracked down and arrested bombing suspect Earl Albert Moore this morning at a suburban grocery store—where he was spotted drinking coffee at the in-store Starbucks—concluding a nationwide manhunt, the Denver Post and the AP report. Authorities believe Moore planted a pipe bomb and two propane tanks at a Denver-area mall last Wednesday, just a week after finishing a stint in prison for a 2005 bank robbery. He has been handed over to the FBI.

The bomb and tanks failed to detonate; they were found following a fire at the mall on the anniversary of the infamous shooting at Columbine High School, which is just two miles from the mall. However today the FBI said the fire and the Columbine anniversary were likely unrelated. They have not yet identified a motive.

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