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  • Nearly all Cleveland Bomb Squad officers leaving unit after supervisor brought potentially live explosive to airport for training, union says

    03/02/2022 6:25:16 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies ^ | 2/28/2022 | Adam Ferrise
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nearly all members of Cleveland police’s bomb squad are leaving the unit because of concerns about safety and supervision, according to the city’s police union. Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Jeff Follmer said at least six of the eight-member team have requested to leave the unit over the past few days. He said police officials have no power to force them to remain in the unit. Follmer said bomb squad officers are concerned with the sergeant in charge of the unit after several recent incidents and tactics he deployed during calls. During a Jan. 5 training exercise...
  • Bomb Squad Called for Live Grenade on West Side

    04/13/2021 4:05:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 13 April 2021
    Police responded to a call of a suspicious package about 9:35 a.m. in the 5000 block of West Madison Street, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. The bomb squad later determined there was a live grenade inside a blue lunch bag, police spokeswoman Sally Bown said.
  • Florida airport is evacuated after live French S-530 air-to-air MISSILE is found in a shipping container - and Air Force bomb squad are called to remove it

    08/19/2020 8:33:17 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Aug 18 2020 | James Gordon
    A contractor who was working at a Florida airport opened up a container to find a live missile. The shocking find happened on Friday afternoon at Lakeland Linder International Airport east of Tampa. It's not known how the missile arrived at the airport which is mainly used for private jets and no longer for any kind of military use.
  • 2 North Carolina bomb squad agents injured in explosion while conducting investigation

    07/26/2019 5:59:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    abc ^ | Jul 26, 2019 | brendan rand
    The agents, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Timothy Luper and Special Agent Brian Joy, were assisting the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation on July 26 and were attempting to melt down bomb-making materials found at the scene when the explosion happened, the North Carolina SBI said in a news release. The investigation began the day before when the Sampson County Sheriff Office’s Criminal Interdiction Team pulled a vehicle over for speeding, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle after a canine detected an odor of narcotics and found “what appeared...
  • Alert called off at Copenhagen U.S. Embassy after object found to be harmless

    01/10/2018 4:42:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 10 January 2018 16:53 CET+01:00
    A suspicious package found near the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen on Wednesday proved to be harmless. Police in the city have now removed a temporary cordon in the area of the Østerbro neighborhood around the embassy premises, reports Ritzau. Earlier on Wednesday, police were dispatched after receiving a report of what was described as a “suspicious situation” near the embassy. Army bomb disposal technicians and the Fire Service were also called to the scene. After bomb disposal experts investigated the package that had given rise to the suspicion, police confirmed that it had not been found to...
  • Suspicious Windsor package blown up by sheriff’s bomb squad turns out to be chocolates

    02/29/2016 12:33:46 PM PST · by rey · 11 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 Feb 2016 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    A suspicious package wrapped like a present found Monday morning near the Windsor Town Green was blasted apart with water by the sheriff’s bomb squad, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. It turned out to be a box of chocolates from the gourmet food company, Harry and David. A person reported the box at 9:35 a.m., telling Windsor officers they’d seen it in a planter box near the town library. The person had lifted it and felt it was heavy, Windsor Police Chief Chris Spallino said. “It was wrapped like a Christmas present with a bow on it,” Spallino...
  • For second time this week, bomb squad removes ‘suspicious device’ from Northwest Dallas home

    03/07/2015 7:58:16 PM PST · by PAR35 · 27 replies
    Dallas News ^ | March 7, 2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    On Saturday morning Dallas police and fire investigators were dispatched to a Northwest Dallas address where a homeowner discovered an explosive device on the property. -snip- But neighbors say both incidents involved the discovery of a jar of gasoline with a flare dropped inside, each attached to a mercury fulminate detonator.
  • Oklahoma City bomb squad says suspicious item was a burrito

    11/22/2013 9:58:43 AM PST · by norcal joe · 35 replies
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY -- A burrito caused a minor scare at an Oklahoma City police briefing station after a man brought the foil-wrapped object in for analysis.</p> <p>Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a man discovered a Thermos-type container in his lawn Thursday afternoon and brought it to a police briefing station.</p>
  • (Fairfax County, VA) Muslim Immigrant Builds Shrapnel Bomb for 'Self-Defense'

    09/10/2013 9:00:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | Monday, Sep 9, 2013 | NBC 4 Washington
    Afghan National Charged With Explosives Possession • Bomb squad searching a car near a Fairfax County shopping center A Fairfax County man has been charged with possessing a crude homemade bomb constructed out of fireworks. Thirty-eight year-old Atal Bashar of Burke is a native of Afghanistan and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He made an initial appearance Monday in federal court in Alexandria. According to an FBI affidavit, a cleaning service hired by a real estate agent found what appeared to be a bomb while cleaning Bashar's father's home in the Alexandria section of the county in March 2012. According to...
  • Report: Bomb Squad Responding To Rush Limbaugh's House

    03/01/2012 3:38:42 PM PST · by Heartlander2 · 273 replies · 504+ views
    WPBF 25 News ^ | 3/1/2012
    Bomb squad on way to Rush Limbaugh's home.
  • Passenger Busted in Miami Airport Shutdown-Luggage suspicious, bomb squad on scene

    09/03/2010 1:07:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Newser ^ | 9-3-10 | Mary Papenfuss
    Sep 3, 2010 2:20 AM CDT - A passenger has been arrested after something suspicious in his checked luggage triggered a shutdown of Miami International Airport last night. Four of six terminals and airport roadways have been closed,
  • LAPD bomb squad removes live ordnance from home

    07/10/2010 7:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles Police bomb squad has removed two live Korean War-era military bombs from a house in the Glassell Park neighborhood. Sgt. Wayne Guillary says a man cleaning the garage of his parent's home found the ordnance late Saturday morning. The bomb squad responded and determined the devices, which dated back to the 1950s, were live.
  • Part of interstate 19 is closed indefinitely, bomb technicians called in (AZ)

    06/05/2010 12:06:32 PM PDT · by exbrit · 41 replies · 1,830+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/4/10 | Unspecified
    NEAR NOGALES - According to the Department of Public Safety Interstate 19 at KM 22 northbound has been closed indefinitely. That KM marker is near north Rio Rico. A spokesperson for DPS tells News 4 the department has EOD (bomb) technicians have been called in to the scene. Sources tell News 4, DPS officers found a suspicious abandoned vehicle. That's when they called in bomb crews to inspect it. This is an on-going situation keep checking for the latest updates.
  • Bomb Squad Shuts Down Times Square

    05/01/2010 6:12:57 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies · 1,189+ views
    CBS ^ | 5/1/10 | CBS
    An investigation after a car fire is disrupting traffic, both on the roads and the sidewalks, in New York's Times Square. Officials told CBS News Station WCBS-TV in New York that there were no injuries in the car fire, but that there was a suspicious package in the vehicle's back seat. As a precaution, the bomb squad has been brought to the scene and is using a robot to inspect the package. Times Square has been shut down during the investigation. Traffic is being diverted from the area and pedestrians have been pushed back from the scene. Vehicle and foot...
  • Police: Homemade bomb detonates in Detroit school hallway; no one hurt; student questioned

    03/03/2010 8:19:39 AM PST · by cajuncow · 38 replies · 876+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3-3-10 | Associated Press
    Authorities say a homemade bomb was detonated in the hallway of a Detroit school and that a student has been taken into custody. Detroit Police spokesman John Roach says no one was injured in the Wednesday morning blast at the Phoenix Multicultural Academy on the city's southwest side.
  • MSP Airport Partially Evacuated

    01/05/2010 1:00:05 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 68 replies · 4,905+ views
    WCCO-TV ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | WCCO-TV
    Law enforcement sources have confirmed to WCCO-TV that there is a lockdown at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Officials are evaluating security concerns and a partial evacuation of Lindbergh Terminal is underway. The bomb squad from the Bloomington Police Department has also been called to the airport.
  • The Hurt Locker [movie]

    07/10/2009 5:21:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 27 replies · 1,251+ views
    OCweekly ^ | July 10, 2009 | Scott Foundas
    Directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, Strange Days), the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker is a full-throttle body shock of a movie. It gets inside you like a virus, puts your nerves in a blender, and twists your guts into a Gordian knot. Set during the last month in the year-long rotation of a three-man U.S. Army bomb squad stationed in Baghdad, it may be the only film made about Iraq that gives us a true sense of what it feels like to be on the front lines. It’s an experiential war movie, but also a psychologically astute one,...
  • Bomb Squad Detonates Suspicious Bag, (Finds Feces)

    04/24/2009 7:47:49 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 30 replies · 1,241+ views
    WLWT ^ | 4-24-09 | Mikey_1962
    CINCINNATI -- The bomb squad had to be called out to deal with a suspicious package found along Martin Luther King Drive in Avondale. Police said that a Metro bus driver alerted them to the package at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Officers said that when they arrived, they could see that something was inside a bag at the scene. They could also tell that it was heavily duct taped. An explosive detection K-9 unit, as well as the Fire Department and bomb squad were called to the scene. The bomb unit took X-rays of the bag and saw what appeared...
  • Bomb blast at an Oregon bank kills 1

    12/12/2008 10:39:06 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 56 replies · 1,667+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 13 01:39 AM US/Eastern | BRAD CAIN
    WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) - A bomb exploded inside a bank here late Friday afternoon after explosives experts arrived to check on a suspicious object and authorities said at least one person was killed by the blast. Oregon State Police said the explosion at the West Coast Bank caused "serious injuries" and that police officers were in the area when the device detonated. They did not say how many police officers were injured. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The Oregonian at least one bomb technician had been injured. Marion County deputy medical examiner Rodge...
  • CA: Danger was his business - Sgt. Conrad Grayson retires after 29 years on sheriff's bomb squad

    08/05/2007 6:54:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 802+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 8/5/07 | Pauline Repard
    He's been the tough-looking guy in camouflage on your local TV news, explaining with rapid-fire delivery how the pipe bomb his team just disarmed could have torn off someone's arm. Sgt. Conrad Grayson, with 29 years on the San Diego County Sheriff's Department arson-explosives unit, is the most senior nonmilitary bomb technician in the country. And by most accounts, one of the most well-respected. Grayson, 66, closed out his 39-year law enforcement career Friday, saying it's time to let younger men take over. “I don't want to get to the point where the guys say, 'Work around the old sarge,'...