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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:52
    TRIPwire, 9 November 2022 On 7 November 2022, an organized student movement threw improvised incendiary devices (IIDs) and pyrotechnics during a protest at the Double Overpass of the North Poniente Bypass construction site in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, seizing machinery and equipment. No further device details have been released and no injuries were reported. The protesters also threatened the construction workers and passing motorists on the road.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 14:00
    TRIPwire, 8 November 2022 On 5 November 2022, at approximately 2130 hours local time, Atchison Police Department officers responded to a residence on North 9th Street after a 59-year-old woman sustained hand, arm, and chest injuries when a pyrotechnic device accidentally ignited in her hand as she was smoking. According to authorities, the victim was going through some items she obtained earlier that evening when the pyrotechnic device was inadvertently lit. The Kansas Fire Marshal’s Office and the Leavenworth Police Bomb Squad responded to assist and cleared the scene for any additional devices.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 13:56
    TRIPwire, 8 November 2022 On 5 November 2022, at approximately 2314 hours local time, Florence Police Department (FPD) officers responded to a residence on Rhododendron Drive after a 24-year-old male suspect functioned a pipe bomb in the backyard and was holding another pipe bomb in his hand, threatening to hurt himself. Following negotiations, FPD officers convinced the suspect to put down the device and arrested him. Investigators also found two additional pipe bombs in the garage and bomb-making material (BMM), described as gunpowder, in a bedroom of the home. No further details about the pipe bombs or BMM have been released. The Eugene Police Department Explosive Disposal Unit responded to assist and safely removed the three pipe bombs and the BMM for offsite disposal. The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a destructive device, disorderly conduct, reckless endangering, and unlawful manufacturing a destructive device.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 13:53
    TRIPwire, 8 November 2022 On 7 November 2022, at approximately 1010 hours local time, Carabiniers responded after approximately 40 unidentified suspects came out of a boarding school in Quinta Normal, Santiago, interrupted traffic, and began throwing at least 20 improvised incendiary devices (IIDs), described as Molotov cocktails, at an adjacent Army compound and at Carabinier personnel. No injuries or damage was reported. The investigation is ongoing.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:49
    TRIPwire, 7 November 2022 On 3 November 2022, at approximately 1336 hours local time, New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) troopers and Salisbury Fire and Rescue Department (SFRD) crews responded to Hensmith Road after an IED, described as a homemade PVC pipe bomb, functioned starting a brush fire. No further device details were provided. Fire crews and nearby residents extinguished the fire, and no further damage or injuries were reported. NHSP Bomb Squad technicians and ATF agents responded to assist, conducted a post-blast analysis of the scene, and recovered IED remnants. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:48
    TRIPwire, 7 November 2022 On 2 November 2022, Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) troopers and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in Lincoln and discovered two M-type explosives a shotgun, several boxes of ammunition, and narcotics. NSP Bomb Squad technicians responded to assist and safely removed the explosives. A 51-year-old male suspect was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and unlawful possession of an explosive.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:46
    TRIPwire, 7 November 2022 On 7 November 2022, at approximately 0000 hours local time, the Carabinieri responded to a supermarket in Casalecchio di Reno in Bologna after four suspects used explosives to target an ATM and fled the scene with an estimated 100,000 euros [~$100,213]. No further details about the explosives have been released. The incident remains under investigation.
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 12:45
    TRIPwire, 7 November 2022 On 6 November 2022, at approximately 1130 hours local time, local army and police responded after an IED functioned inside a public transport bus in Tacurong city in Sultan Kudarat province, killing a passenger and injuring 11 others. Explosive experts found a second IED on the bus during a post-blast analysis of the scene and rendered it safe. According to local police, bomb fragmentation and the second IED found on the bus indicate that a cellular phone was likely used to trigger the IED. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the investigation is ongoing.
  • Friday, November 4, 2022 - 15:07

    TRIPwire, 4 November 2022

    On 28 October 2022, at approximately 0837 hours local time, Wildwood Police Department officers and the Cape May County Sheriff's Office K9 unit responded to a motel in Wildwood after a motel guest made numerous comments about constructing a bomb in his room. At the scene, officers discovered copper wire wrapped around the doorknob of the suspect’s room. The Atlantic City Police Department Bomb Squad was called to assist, searched the room, and discovered bomb-making material (BMM) inside. No fully constructed devices were found, and no further details about the BMM have been released. The 37-year-old suspect from Maine was arrested and transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He was charged with causing false public alarm. The incident remains under investigation.

  • Friday, November 4, 2022 - 15:06

    TRIPwire, 4 November 2022

    On 2 November 2022, at approximately 1600 hours local time, Eden Police Department officers arrested a 61-year-old male suspect following an ongoing investigation into the suspect’s purchase of bomb-making materials (BMM). A subsequent search of his Eden residence on 3 November uncovered multiple IEDs. No further details about the IEDs have been released. The arrest follows an investigation into citizen’s report of the suspect inquiring about the chemical compositions of fertilizer, specifically nitrogen content, at a local hardware store. The suspect was charged with the manufacture/possession of a weapon of mass destruction, and the incident remains under investigation.