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  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 15:52

    TRIPwire, 14 October 2022

    On 11 October 2022, at approximately 1924 hours local time, Labette County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Parsons Police Department officers responded to West Main Street following reports of a suspicious vehicle driving through the area. Authorities discovered a pipe bomb described as a “metal pipe approximately 3 inches in length with a metal cap on one side and tape on the other” in a backpack after stopping and searching three suspects. Kansas Highway Patrol Bomb Squad technicians responded to assist and removed the device. Two suspects were arrested and face multiple charges. The investigation is ongoing.                    

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 15:50

    TRIPwire, 14 October 2022

    On 10 October 2022, at approximately 2200 hours local time, Bethlehem Police Department officers arrested two suspects after discovering bomb-making material (BMM), pistol magazines, brass knuckles, throwing stars, a silencer, an expandable baton, illegal knives, a rifle with the serial number removed, and a ballistic vest inside their vehicle following a suspended registration traffic stop. No further details on the BMM were released. The two suspects, a 35-year-old male and a 40-year-old female, were arrested and charged with possession of a weapon and possession of an assault weapon, among other charges. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 - 15:47

    TRIPwire, 14 October 2022

    On 12 October 2022, at approximately 0400 hours local time, Ottawa Police Service officers responded to a bank ATM kiosk on Merivale Road after unidentified suspects functioned an explosive device at an ATM. No further device details have been released. The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) team and the HAZMAT unit responded to assist. No injuries were reported, but the ATM and business next door were damaged. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 15:03

    TRIPwire, 13 October 2022 

    On 12 October 2022, a 28-year-old male was arrested following the 10 October discovery of over 1,000 lb of bomb-making material (BMM), for use in homemade explosives, Williston Police Department officers found while investigating a 7th Street West residence for possible narcotics activity. No further details on the BMM were provided. Technicians from the Minot Bomb Squad and Bismarck Bomb Squad responded to assist and render the materials safe via controlled detonation. 

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 15:01

    TRIPwire, 13 October 2022 

    On 11 October 2022, at approximately 2035 hours local time, local police responded to a residence in County Antrim in Northern Ireland after an improvised incendiary device (IID), described as a petrol bomb, was thrown at a residence by unidentified suspects, damaging a wall and a window. No further device details have been released, and no injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 14:59

    TRIPwire, 13 October 2022 

    On 11 October 2022, National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) forces arrested a 46-year-old male as part of an investigation after the suspect purchased bomb-making material (BMM) online, including potassium nitrate. Authorities searched his residence in Carnas and discovered 40 IEDs. Some of the IEDs were described as “booby traps” that are very dangerous and contained steel balls. Some IEDs worked with a fuse and others could be triggered by a mechanical ignition system, either with fishing line (tripwire) or from the house alarm system used to activate the traps through motion detectors. In addition to the IEDs and BMM, handguns, iodine tablets, and surveillance cameras were discovered around the suspect’s residence. The investigation is ongoing. 

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 13:14

    TRIPwire, 12 October 2022

    On 10 October 2022, Saline County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence on Stinson Street in Blackburn after a resident discovered unexploded ordnance, described as a live MK 2 fragmentation grenade while cleaning out the shed. No further device details have been released. Whiteman Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians responded to assist, relocated the grenade to a nearby field, and safely destroyed the ordnance. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 13:13

    TRIPwire, 12 October 2022

    On 10 October 2022, Saline County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence on Stinson Street in Blackburn after a resident discovered unexploded ordnance, described as a live MK 2 fragmentation grenade while cleaning out the shed. No further device details have been released. Whiteman Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians responded to assist, relocated the grenade to a nearby field, and safely destroyed the ordnance. The investigation is ongoing.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 14:05

    TRIPwire, 11 October 2022

    On 8 October 2022, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputies responded to a residence in Odessa, after receiving a call from a 19-year-old revealing his intention to light a juvenile’s house on fire using an improvised incendiary device (IID), described as a Molotov cocktail. The suspect “wanted revenge” after he was bullied during an Xbox Live party chat. According to PCSO, the device had a distinct odor of gasoline coming from it, with a cloth rag, and what appeared to be a makeshift paper wick. The suspect was arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 14:03

    TRIPwire, 11 October 2022

    On 10 October 2022, at approximately 1600 hours local time, Williston Police Department officers executed a narcotics-related search warrant at a residence on 7th Street West and discovered bomb-making material (BMM). No further details on the BMM were provided. Minot Bomb Squad responded to assist. The investigation is ongoing.