Stories tagged: bomb
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Decade-old murder mystery solved when convict who escaped two federal prisons shot by Spokane fire captain
The shooting of Walter Layman at the hands of a jealous husband in Spokane set in motion an investigation revealed a far deeper mystery – one that “would make a …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:43 A.M.
American flight diverted to St. Louis checked for bombs
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 7:20 A.M.
Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village
A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017, 9:14 A.M.
Bomb blast kills 22, wounds at least 50 in northwest Pakistan
A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 22 people and wounding at least 50, officials said. Dr. Sabir Hussain at the main …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 8:26 A.M.
Royal Navy removes WWII bomb from River Thames in London
Britain’s Royal Navy on Friday removed and detonated a still-dangerous World War II bomb whose discovery in the River Thames shut down a chunk of central London.
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 6:15 A.M.
Investigation of Kevin Harpham’s 2011 planned MLK March bombing in Spokane turned terrorism into an FBI case study
Hundreds of marchers gathered in downtown Spokane on the morning of Jan. 17, 2011, for speeches and a show of solidarity as part of the the Martin Luther King Jr. …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:39 A.M.
Fox, Glenn Beck, others off the hook in ‘clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed defamation suit
The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 4:27 P.M.
Puyallup authorities investigate after bomb remnants found in car
Authorities temporarily evacuated part of a Puyallup hospital and called in a bomb squad to search a vehicle after a man showed up in the emergency room with a severe …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016, 4:06 P.M.
Germans must leave home Christmas morning as WWII bomb is defused
More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War …
SATURDAY, DEC. 17, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Car bomb in Turkey kills 13 soldiers and wounds dozens of people
An explosion in central Turkey tore through a bus carrying off-duty soldiers early Saturday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens in the second major attack targeting Turkey’s security …
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 7 A.M.
Police: Package bomb targeted man in Philadelphia apartment
A package bomb exploded in a downtown apartment early Tuesday after a man who apparently thought the manila envelope contained an inhaler opened it, police said. The victim was hospitalized …
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Death toll at 50 in Islamic State-claimed blast in Pakistan
The death toll from a bomb blast at a Sufi shrine in southwest Pakistan Saturday has risen to 50 people with more than 100 wounded, officials said.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016, 3:27 P.M.
Hungary manhunt in Budapest blast that wounded 2 officers
Hungarian authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest, the country’s police chief said Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2016, 7:47 P.M.
Homeless man hailed as a hero after reporting backpack bombs in New Jersey
Lee Parker still pictures the explosion that could have happened if he had dropped the backpack he took from a garbage can on Sunday night while a friend bought beer.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 6:50 P.M.
29 injured in explosion in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood
NEW YORK (AP) – Police and firefighters are at the scene of a possible explosion in New York City.
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 11:49 A.M.
Taliban bombs kill 24 in Afghanistan
Two bomb blasts claimed by the Taliban killed at least 24 people outside the Afghan Defense Ministry Monday.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants
The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a veteran, parents
One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home
An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and …
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Unexploded WWII shell sparks evacuation in Brit city
Thousands of people were evacuated from homes and businesses in the English city of Bath after a 500-pound (225-kilogram) unexploded World War II shell was found under a school playground.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Passenger gets probation for placing fake bomb on plane
A passenger who placed a fake bomb in a restroom during an international flight has avoided a prison term.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
20 Arkansas homes evacuated because of Civil War landmine
Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, have evacuated about 20 homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
Warplanes bomb market in northern Yemen, wounding dozens
Yemeni health officials and witnesses say Saudi-led warplanes have bombed a busy market in a northern city, wounding dozens of people.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 7:34 A.M.
Bomb squad at Phoenix airport to check on suspicious image
A Phoenix Police Department bomb squad is at Sky Harbor International Airport to check out a suspicious image at a security checkpoint.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia
An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.
FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014, 7:52 P.M.
Fake bomb placed in McDonald’s parking lot
Spokane police briefly shut down Market Street after a device that appeared to be a bomb was discovered in the McDonald’s parking lot.
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
Minnesota police: Teen plotted alone to kill family, bomb school
WASECA, Minn. – Authorities said Thursday that they prevented an “unimaginable tragedy” by foiling a teenager’s elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb the junior and senior high school …
FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013, 3:15 P.M.
Search underway in bomb case
Spokane police and federal investigators are on scene at a house in the 2100 block of East Lacrosse Avenue executing a search warrant in connection to last week’s explosion on …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013, 4:36 P.M.
Man accused of hoax involving fake bomb
A Spokane County man was ordered held today on a $50,000 bond after he admitted placing a realistic-looking imitation bomb in a Newman Lake mailbox Tuesday afternoon.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
Clark: Boston-style bombing could have happened in Spokane
And just like that, Boston’s mind-boggling week of murder and mayhem was over. A law enforcement ensemble from what looked like every jurisdiction in copdom caught the last terrorist punk …