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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 14:46
    TRIPwire, 15 November 2022 On 15 November 2022, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command reported that on 8 November the U.S. Coast Guard ship USCGC John Scheuerman and guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans intercepted a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman and seized more than 70 tons of bomb-making material (BMM), described as ammonium perchlorate, and more than 100 tons of an explosive precursor chemical (EPC), described as urea fertilizer. U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force 56 Navy EOD assisted in the vessel search. On 13 November, U.S. forces sank the vessel in the Gulf of Oman after determining it was a hazard to navigation for commercial shipping.
  • Monday, November 14, 2022 - 14:00
    TRIPwire, 14 November 2022 On 9 November 2022, at approximately 0045 hours local time, Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) crews responded following an explosion and fire targeting a freestanding public bookcase on North Columbus Street. Investigators examined the scene and discovered evidence of another explosion at the nearby Lubber Run amphitheater that destroyed a wooden fixture. According to media reporting, the public bookcase explosion may have been caused by a modified pyrotechnic or mortar, but no further device details have been released. The ACFD Bomb Squad, Virginia State Police, ATF, and FBI responded to conduct post-blast analysis and collect evidence. No injuries were reported, and both incidents remain under investigation.
  • Monday, November 14, 2022 - 13:58
    TRIPwire, 14 November 2022 On 13 November 2022, at approximately 1613 hours local time, authorities responded to Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul after an IED functioned, killing 6 people and injuring 81 others. Video footage of the incident shows a female suspect sitting on a bench before leaving a bag or backpack behind one to two minutes prior to the blast. Authorities are investigating if the device was remotely detonated, but no further device details were provided. On 14 November, at 0250 hours, a female Syrian national was arrested at an Istanbul apartment in connection to the attack, along with 46 others. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Monday, November 14, 2022 - 13:56
    TRIPwire, 14 November 2022 On 13 November 2022, the Carabinieri responded after three unknown suspects used explosives to attack a bank ATM in Foggia. According to authorities, the suspects likely inserted the explosives directly into the machine. The ATM sustained extensive damage, and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:11
    TRIPwire, 10 November 2022 On 9 November 2022, media reporting indicated that on 2 July 2022, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) deputies and bomb squad technicians responded to a residence in Royal Palm Beach after a 32-year-old suspect functioned a pipe bomb in his backyard, causing significant injury to his left hand, including the partial loss of a finger. According to authorities, the suspect constructed the device from PVC pipe and pyrotechnic powders. Bomb squad technicians also discovered fragmentation from the functioned pipe bomb in the backyard. In a subsequent search of the suspect’s home, bomb squad technicians discovered bomb-making material (BMM) in the garage, described as pyrotechnic flash powder, pyrotechnic powders, pyrotechnic fuse, PVC pipe, and consumer pyrotechnics. On 28 October 2022, the suspect was charged with manufacturing a destructive device.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:09
    TRIPwire, 10 November 2022 On 2 November 2022, a 34-year-old male suspect was arrested for selling a pipe bomb to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office detective following an undercover operation. ATF SABTs disassembled the pipe bomb, which was one-inch in diameter and about eight inches in length with a pyrotechnic fuse inserted through a hole on one end cap which extended inside the pipe filled with a suspected pyrotechnic filler. The pipe was taped to a quantity of exploding target material. A preliminary investigation determined that the pipe bomb was designed to detonate so that the pipe would rupture, causing the pieces to act as fragmentation. A subsequent search of the suspect’s Pasco County residence revealed additional bomb-making materials (BMM) and privately made firearms. No further details about the BMM were released. The FBI and the Tampa Police Department assisted with the investigation. The suspect was charged with unlicensed distribution of explosive materials, possession of an unregistered destructive device, and unlawful making of a destructive device.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:07
    TRIPwire, 10 November 2022 On 8 November 2022, at approximately 1440 hours local time, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence on West Highway 25/70 after an 18-year-old suspect functioned an IED described as a device made from gunpowder in an attempt to blow up a tree stump. No further device details were provided. The suspect sustained flash burns to his face and arms when the device functioned after he lit it. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:04
    TRIPwire, 10 November 2022 On 8 November 2022, at approximately 0300 hours local time, the Carabinieri responded to Corso XXIII Marzo after four suspects used a tube filled with explosive material to target an ATM and fled the scene with an estimated 100,000 euros [~$101,755]. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:57
    TRIPwire, 9 November 2022 On 7 November 2022, at approximately 0300 hours local time, the FBI, San Antonio Police Department, and San Antonio Fire Department responded to West Commerce Street in San Antonio following an explosion at the base of a statue. According to media reporting, security footage shows a suspect placing two paint cans underneath the statue and walking away before both cans exploded, damaging the lower half of the head-shaped sculpture and its concrete base. No further device details have been released. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:54
    TRIPwire, 9 November 2022 On 5 November 2022, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) deputies responded to an auto parts store in Parkland after an employee discovered a pipe bomb, described as “a metal pipe capped at both ends and wrapped in tape”, inside a duffle bag near the store. According to deputies, the device had a blast similar to a hand grenade. No further device details were released. PCSD Bomb Squad technicians responded to assist, relocated the device to the department’s firing range, and rendered it safe. The investigation is ongoing.