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2 IEDs Explode at Florida Mall

Police seek 'person of interest'

(Newser) - Police are hunting what they call a "person of interest" after two improvised explosive devices went off at a mall in central Florida Sunday evening, causing damage and a small fire but no injuries. Police in Lake Wales say the pipe bombs went off in a service corridor near... More »

NYC Bombing Suspect Came to US in 2011

Akayed Ullah carried bomb on 55-minute subway ride

(Newser) - The man accused of detonating a bomb in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday morning carried the device strapped to himself on a 55-minute subway ride from his Brooklyn home, law enforcement officials say. Akayed Ullah, who came to the US from Bangladesh in 2011, injured himself and three... More »

Mayor: NYC Pipe Bomb Blast Was Attempted Terror Attack

Man in custody; he and 3 others were injured, but all are expected to survive

(Newser) - A man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in the subway near Times Square on Monday, injuring the suspect and three other people at the height of the morning rush hour. The man and three others were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in what... More »

Pipe Bomb Explodes Near Fundraiser for Sailors, Marines

The Semper Five charity race in New Jersey was canceled

(Newser) - Authorities say a pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town shortly before thousands of runners were due to take part in a charity 5K race to benefit marines and sailors. No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park, which occurred around 9:30am Saturday, according to the... More »

Terror Suspect Calls Reporter, Admits US Attack Plan

Christopher Cornell, 20, says he's 'with the Islamic State

(Newser) - An alleged terrorist may have undermined his not-guilty plea by saying he's "with the Islamic State" and planned lethal attacks against the US Capitol and the Israeli embassy, Fox19 NOW reports. Christopher Cornell, arrested by the FBI in January in Ohio, apparently said that and more when he... More »

Teen Allowed on Plane After Pipe Bomb Confiscated

Skylar Murphy pleads guilty, gets year's probation

(Newser) - A pipe bomb in his carry-on bag wasn't enough to get Skylar Murphy, 18, kicked off his international flight from Canada's Edmonton International Airport. Officers discovered the bomb, as well as black powder, in Murphy's bag in September; though they took the items, they still let him... More »

Bombs Thrown at Cops in Belfast Riots

Four nights of rioting over Protestant parade dispute

(Newser) - Protestors have been rioting for four nights on the streets of Belfast, after authorities banned Protestants from marching past a Catholic area of the city during a parade last week, reports Bloomberg . During a clash with police today, the protestors threw blast bombs and Molotov cocktails at the cops, who... More »

FBI Nabs Denver Bomb Suspect

Earl Albert Moore caught at grocery store

(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... More »

Bombs Found Near School on Columbine Anniversary

Mall fire, pipe bomb declared 'domestic terrorism' by FBI investigators

(Newser) - A pipe bomb and two propane tanks have been found near a fire that broke out at a suburban Denver mall on the anniversary of the massacre at nearby Columbine High School. "The fact that has happened 12 years later near the school and with similar devices is very... More »

Bomb Sat in Fed Building's Lost and Found for 3 Weeks

Detroit guard left suspicious package in storage

(Newser) - A special training team has been dispatched to a federal building in Detroit to remind security staff that the proper protocol to follow after finding a suspicious package does not involve leaving it in lost and found for three weeks. The bomb squad was called in after staff at the... More »

1 Killed, 2 Injured in Stockholm Blasts

Police investigate two explosions as 'terror crimes'

(Newser) - A pair of explosions in central Stockholm yesterday killed one and injured two, the Guardian reports. A Swedish news agency was warned of the blasts minutes before they occurred; an email linked the attacks to Sweden’s military presence in Afghanistan, as well as a Swedish artist’s cartoons of... More »

Bomb Explodes in Home of NY Teen Columbine 'Fan'

Student's school searched after he injures himself while making device

(Newser) - A Long Island teenager who apparently idolized the Columbine killers has been hospitalized after a pipe bomb he was making blew up. The boy, 17, had photos of the students responsible for the Coumbine massacre in his bedroom. He's in stable condition and will likely face charges, reports the New ... More »

Feds Bust Plane Passenger With Bomb Parts in Baggage

Fellow Orlando fliers not at risk: authorities

(Newser) - A Jamaican national was arrested after checking a bag at Orlando International Airport that contained the makings of pipe bombs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The FBI detained Kevin Brown, 32, after a TSA “behavior specialist” spotted him during check-in yesterday. He was charged with attempting to carry an explosive... More »

Nuke Worker Didn't Know He Had Pipe Bomb

Arizona power plant back to normal after lockdown

(Newser) - Roger W. Hurd, a nuclear plant engineer detained yesterday after a pipe bomb was found in the bed of his truck, told Arizona police that he doesn't know how the 6-inch-long device got there. The discovery of the bomb sparked a lockdown of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, the... More »

Explosives Charges Raise Terrorism Fears

Fla. college students busted in SC allegedly had pipe bomb

(Newser) - Two Florida college students who had an explosive device in the trunk of their car when they were stopped for speeding have been indicted on federal explosives charges, and one faces a charge of supporting terrorism, the Tampa Tribune reports. A legal expert called the indictment, unsealed today, "very... More »

Cops Capture "Bishop" Bomber

Dubuque man charged with mailing pipe bombs to investment companies

(Newser) - Police nabbed "The Bishop"—the bandit who's been sending unwired pipe bombs to Midwestern investment firms for the last two years—they announced yesterday. John P. Tomkins, a 42-year-old machinist in DuBuque, Iowa, was charged with one count each of mailing an extortion letter and possessing an unregistered... More »

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