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How to get the full attention of the FBI, ATF, and TBI. Serial bombers are investigated heavily. I bet he is caught within a month.


It took those same three letter departments 17 years to get the Unabomber.

It may take more than a month bubbatime.



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If memory serves, the Unabomber was not caught until his own family figured out what was going on and turned him in.
So the Federal expertise in that case came down to answering the phone....


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Not that I blame them, but folks are starting to panic.


Police in Austin, Texas, report receiving 150 “suspicious package” calls from terrified residents after three bomb explosions killed two people and injured two more. The “related” blasts occurred within a two-week period.

Austin Interim Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters Tuesday morning that his department received 150 calls from concerned citizens about “suspicious packages.” None of the calls resulted in finding additional explosive devices, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Chief Manley asked residents of his city to remain vigilant and to continue to report anything they believe to be suspicious.

The Austin Police Department also tweeted warnings to residents urging them to be cautious.

Two bombs exploded in Austin on Monday and another on March 2, Breitbart Texas reported. A 39-year-old man died in the March 2 explosion in northeast Austin. A 17-year-old boy died in the explosion Monday morning and his mother received severe injuries. In the third explosion, located a few miles from Monday’s first explosion, a 75-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries and is listed in critical condition.

Following Monday’s blasts, Chief Manley sent out warnings to the public about unexpected or unusual packages arriving at people’s homes in Austin.

Police are holding details about the bombs close to their vests. However, officials stated the three bombings in the Austin area are the work of a person or people who “know what they are doing,” the Washington Post reported.

Chief Manley told reporters on Tuesday that the “suspect or suspects” have used their skills to build and move the bombs without setting them off accidentally.

“When the victims have picked these packages up, they have at that point exploded,” Manley told KXAN, an Austin-area NBC affiliate. “There’s a certain level of skill and sophistication that whoever is doing this has.”

Three of the four victims of the bomber are black, officials reported. The elderly woman injured in the third attack is Hispanic.

Chief Manley told the local NBC affiliate in an exclusive interview that there are more than 100 federal law enforcement officials assisting his department with the investigation.

“What we’re seeing is exactly what we’d like to see in our city and our great state,” Manley stated. “And that is all of the law enforcement professionals coming together to work on this.” He said the department does not have enough K-9 units or bomb techs to work all three scenes and respond to suspicious package calls. He explained that the help from the other agencies expedites the responses.

“They’ve been successful in three incidents here in Austin that have resulted in two deaths and two severely wounded individuals and we’re not going to stop,” Manley concluded in the interview with KXAN. “We’re going to go all out with our federal partners, and we will not rest until we’ve identified the suspect and taken him into custody.”


http://www.breitbart.com/texas...-police-bomb-deaths/
 
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If someone wanted to sow terror, this appears to be an effective method, much more so than people hearing on the news of some terror attack elsewhere. This brings it- literally- to people's door step.


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Long Beach Wa had some purple/maroon gelatin bombs left near the public restrooms found just last Friday. Kid kicked one, didn't like the way it looked and reported it to police. Smart move, the police set them off after getting some of the material as a sample and they evidently were very powerful.

The interesting thing is that they were also packed with rat poison and nails. Evidently the idea was that the nails would cause puncture wounds and the rat poison would make ya bleed out. Not sure what material was inside but you can tell they were homemade.

http://www.chinookobserver.com...-downtown-long-beach



Hopefully there are fingerprints all over them.
 
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I just don't understand why they don't make it illegal to kill people with bombs... oh wait. Confused




 
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It took a long time to find the Unabomber, but back then there were not a lot of home video cameras in place. That bomber is going to get pictured in one of those pretty soon, I think--he can't know where all of them are.

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Uh oh, more bombs?


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Two injured in Austin explosion after three package bombs detonated in the city killing two over the past month

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...ustin-explosion.html

Two people have been injured in an explosion in Austin, Texas.

Police and paramedics responded to an explosion at around 8.32pm local time on Sunday in a residential area of southwest Austin.

Two male victims in their 20s were transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

Residents in the area of the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive were advised to remain inside their homes until police gave the all clear.

A large police response was seen in the area, including bomb-sniffing K9 units.

Initial reports of two explosions appeared to be a mix-up resulting from multiple calls to 911. Officials confirmed that there had been only one explosion on Sunday.

The latest explosion came just hours after police made an unusual direct appeal to whomever was responsible for three package bombs that killed two in the past month.

Interim Police Chief Brian Manley called on whoever is responsible for the bombs to come forward and share their 'message.'

Developing story, check back for updates.


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Hopefully they'll recover some key evidence, or in the near future someone will call police on a suspicious package, or home security video and they'll be able to narrow the search.




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It’s not gonna be “Terrorism” in the true definition of the word. It’s gonna be some shitbag with issues who wants to make a “mark” for themselves.

I don’t know what is wrong so fundamentally with certain folks but they are out there. Issues with woman, parents, peers, job whatever the excuse is these folks cannot deal and just get drunk, fall down, get up and move the fuck on like the rest of us.

I hate people. Sigh.


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I hate people. Sigh.


The guy blowing up other people probably really hates people then.


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I returned to the NYC area in May 1960 after four years in the Navy. Late that year -- October, November, there was a string of bombings in the subway. Bombs planted under the seats in subway cars.

I do not remember the outcome, whether the bomber was caught.



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The latest on the new bomb is that it may have been set off by a trip wire, not a package bomb. The entire neighborhood where it went off is being asked to shelter in place until 10:00 AM so the area can be cleared in daylight. No school buses to run, etc..


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I find the idea of facing a serial bomber much more terrifying than a man wielding a gun. Cause really, how do you defend yourself against a bomb?


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Makes me wonder if the bomber is doing T&E of his ordnance


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May be a plot like the first Jack Reacher movie, one real target
and the rest distractions
 
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This kind of thing has the potential, as Para says above, to spread terror much faster and wider than the "big" attacks at particular locations. Remember the "Beltway Sniper?" The two losers were not in any sense snipers, but they shot people who were at gas stations filling up their cars. Shot people in mall parking lots. And they managed to shut down the entire "Delmarva" area. People there were driving 50, 60 miles to fill up their gas tank and to shop.

In Sri Lanka in the 80s, the LTTE began leaving booby traps around Colombo and other cities -- transistor radios that blew up, for instance-- and the effect was devastating in terms of spreading terror.


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Device explodes in FedEx building outside San Antonio

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018...onio-police-say.html

A device that exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx ground distribution facility in Texas, injuring one person, is likely linked to a string of bombings that have rocked the state's capital this month, federal officials said.

Schertz Police Lt. Manny Casas told Fox San Antonio a medium-sized box was on the conveyor belt when the explosion occurred. Casas said a woman was treated for a “possible sound injury” and was released. He said the blast happened shortly after midnight.

Schertz police couldn’t immediately confirm what was in the package, but law enforcement officials told KSAT the medium-sized package contained metal shrapnel and nails and was headed to Austin when it exploded on a conveyor track.

The blast drew a large response from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Federal agents told the Associated Press the package is likely linked to attacks in Austin.

The ATF's Houston office said it responded to the scene in Schertz. Schertz is located 22 miles east of San Antonio and 73 miles south of Austin.

As of Monday, the reward for information leading to an arrest in the deadly explosions had risen to $115,000. Manley said more than 500 officers, including federal agents, have conducted 236 interviews in following up 435 leads.

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I hope the FBI does a better job with the tip line than they did in Broward.
 
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