Bomb threats [and more] on U.S. soil?
Here are seven other bombings and failed attempts that shocked Americans:
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- BOSTON BOMBING In April 2013, two bombs exploded at one of the most famous and highly regarded marathons in the world. The bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing two people and injuring more than 80 people. The homemade bombs were made out of pressure cookers. After a manhunt through the streets of Boston, police captured bombing suspect 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose older brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with law enforcement.
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- TIMES SQUARE BOMBING In 2017, suspect Akayed Ullah allegedly detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the passageway connecting the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations. The homemade weapon did not fully detonate, and the attacker was the only one seriously injured in the blast.
UNDERWEAR BOMBER Suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Underwear Bomber, smuggled a bomb in his underwear aboard a commercial airliner on Christmas Day in 2009. The suspect attempted to detonate an explosive device on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. As the plane descended toward Detroit, passengers heard a loud noise that sounded like a firecracker. The device failed, but a fireball spread up the wall and carpeting of the plane. Four other passengers restrained the suspect. The flight was carrying 289 people.
A photo released by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in Milan, Mich.
- UNABOMBER Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is a domestic terrorist and former mathemetics professor who mailed or hand delivered a series of bombs starting in 1978. His attacks started with a bomb at a Chicago university, and they escalated from there. Over the next nearly two decades, his sophisticated bombs killed three Americans and injured 24 others, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Numerous media has been produced around Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber.
- OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING in April 1995, ex-Army soldier and security guard Timonthy McVeigh parked a rented Ryder truck in front of a federal building in downtown Oklahoma City. The vehicle was a homemade bomb made out of agricultural fertilizer, diesel fuel, and other chemicals, according to the FBI. He ignited two timed fuses, incinerating dozens of cars and damaging more than 300 buildings.
An Oklahoma City fireman walks near explosion damaged cars on the north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after a car bomb blast Wednesday April 19 1995 More than 20 people were killed and another 300 were missing in the explosion that gouged a nine story hole in the federal office building (
Approximately 168 people died — including 19 children — and several hundred were injured.
- WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING In February 1993, an explosion rocked lower Manhattan just before noon. The blast, which originated in a parking garage underneath the World Trade Center, killed six people almost instantly. Four suspects — Mohammad Salameh, Nidal Ayyad, Mahmoud Abouhalima and Ahmed Ajaj — were tried, convicted and sentenced to life.
Bin Laden’s terrorist organization, al-Qaida, was also involved in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
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