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Stories tagged: bomb

UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Suspicious device reported in Moscow; Spokane bomb squad deployed for third time in a week

A Spokane bomb squad was dispatched to Moscow on Tuesday after a suspicious device was found near a hospital and a Baptist church. Experts determined the device was not an …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Bomb found inside Moscow home, rendered safe

A Spokane bomb squad traveled to Moscow, Idaho on Wednesday to assist in deactivating a device found inside a home.

U.S. WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage

The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Providence Sacred Heart goes into lockdown after bomb threat

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center went into a lockdown Tuesday night after an alleged bomb threat.

Rebel drone bombs Yemen military parade, kills at least 6

A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade for the Saudi-led coalition and its allies on Thursday near the southern port city of Aden, killing …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

U.S. military tweets, then deletes, a New Year’s Eve joke about dropping bombs

The U.S. military command responsible for the nation’s nuclear weapons tweeted a New Year’s Eve message Monday afternoon: It is always ready to “drop something much, much bigger” than Manhattan’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Moses Lake man caught with bomb-making materials said he wanted to ‘prove a point,’ court records say

Ryan S. Palmer, 39, allegedly told investigators he had toyed with the idea of blowing up an agricultural chemical plant where he used to work – just to “prove a …

Roadside bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said, in what appeared to be the deadliest attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan in …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018

Riverside Avenue shut down briefly after bomb scare

A man left a suitcase near a fire department downtown, an fearing it was a bomb, authorities evacuated the building and shut down the roads surrounding it, according to police.

A look at the science used to find mail-bomb suspect

A 56-year-old Florida man was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Experts had predicted that forensic evidence left behind by the bomb maker would help law …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Florida Trump supporter charged in chilling mail-bomb plot

A Florida man with a long criminal history was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats who have traded criticism with President Donald Trump.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama, Clintons, CNN; no injuries

Pipe bombs packed with shards of glass were intercepted en route to several prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, in an unnerving wave that deepened political …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Coeur d’Alene school evacuated when explosives were found nearby

Ramsey Elementary School in Coeur d’Alene was evacuated Friday afternoon after reports that a person brought a large amount of explosive material to the nearby Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Man loses hand and suffers other serious injuries after homemade bomb explodes in north Spokane County

A man was seriously injured Monday evening in an explosion while attempting to make a bomb, say Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies.

Man explodes small bomb outside U.S. Embassy in Beijing

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson.

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Austin bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and …

Authorities discover, detonate bomb left in new restaurant

An unexploded bomb was found in the doorway of a new, unopened downtown restaurant in Idaho.

Authorities discover, detonate bomb left in new restaurant

An unexploded bomb has been found in the doorway of a new, unopened downtown Idaho restaurant.

Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack – or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in …

Blast kills 4 Indian policemen in disputed Kashmir

Police said four officers were killed Saturday when rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir detonated a bomb on a street the officers were patrolling.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

A crude pipe bomb strapped to a man inspired by the Islamic State group went off Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding …

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette …

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Investigation underway after homemade bomb discovered outside Lewiston hotel

Authorities are looking for a person responsible for leaving a bomb outside of a hotel in Lewiston, Idaho Saturday afternoon.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history kills 276

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

U.S. flies mission north of DMZ, sends message to North Korea

In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Saturday to the farthest point north of the border between North and South …

Man arrested in London train attack; threat level remains ‘critical’

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Police: Huge WWII-era bomb successfully defused in Frankfurt

Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday.

Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

‘Out for blood’: Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank

A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly …