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NY Man Allegedly Plotted Election Day Bombing In D.C. To Promote 'Sortition'

NY Man Allegedly Plotted Election Day Bombing In D.C. To Promote 'Sortition'

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The Justice Department says investigators have thwarted a Rockland County man's plan to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on election day, using a homemade explosive intended to unleash "untold...

Police: Exploding Package That Critically Injured Landlord Was Meant For Gang Member

Police: Exploding Package That Critically Injured Landlord Was Meant For Gang Member

222nd Street, between 145th Avenue and 14th Road, the Queens block where the explosion occurred. (Google Maps) An explosive package that critically injured a Queens landlord on Friday was intended for a gang member believed to...

Cops Search For 6 Train Rider Who Allegedly Said, 'I Have A Bomb And I'm Not Afraid To Die'

Cops Search For 6 Train Rider Who Allegedly Said, 'I Have A Bomb And I'm Not Afraid To Die'

Last month, police say a man told Manhattan subway riders that he had a "bomb and I'm not afraid to use it." Now investigators have released a sketch of the person, who is "wanted for questioning...

TSA: This Definitely Isn't A Bomb, It's Just Abstract Art That Looks Like A Bomb!

TSA: This Definitely Isn't A Bomb, It's Just Abstract Art That Looks Like A Bomb!

The TSA has come across every kind of weapon imaginable—shoebox guns, suitcase Chihuahuas, cat-shaped brass knuckles, expandable batons, bags of knives, bomb sandwiches—that at this point they've become masters of subtlety when it comes identifying these...

Boston Bombing Suspects' Sister Arrested For Threatening NYC Woman With Bomb

Boston Bombing Suspects' Sister Arrested For Threatening NYC Woman With Bomb

Aliana Tsarnaev (AP) The sister of the two men who allegedly bombed the Boston Marathon in 2013 was arrested yesterday. Ailina Tsarnaeva is accused of threatening a New York City resident. According to the NY Post,...

Connecticut Man Hoarding Weapons Says He Made Bomb For Keith Richards

Connecticut Man Hoarding Weapons Says He Made Bomb For Keith Richards

Last week, authorities discovered a large cache of more than 150 guns, 250 gallons of jet fuel, and small explosives inside a stately Fairfield home. Joseph Callahan, 69, has been charged with 112 counts of illegal...

Playwright's Suicide Bomb Prop Put Cops On Alert, Cleared Bedford Street

Playwright's Suicide Bomb Prop Put Cops On Alert, Cleared Bedford Street

Via kennedysgarage's instagram Watch where you toss your props, folks, especially if they look like they'd blow something up: a playwright caught the attention of the NYPD Bomb Squad and other top cops this week, after...

Mill Basin Man Flings Fake

Mill Basin Man Flings Fake "Bomb" Into Sewer, Lets Authorities Struggle To Pick It Out

There is a certain etiquette a person should adhere to when opening their front door to find what looks like it could be a bomb. Removing the offending object and placing it elsewhere is logical enough—down...

"A Dagger In Our Hearts": Families Mourn Three Killed In Boston Bombings

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Two days after bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 176, all of the dead have been identified. 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi were killed...

TSA Detains Man At JFK Over Totally

TSA Detains Man At JFK Over Totally "Bomb" Sandwich

What's a shoe explosive when compared to the damage done to a Boeing's bathroom after one of these babies, eh? (via Yelp) Word to the wise, plane travelers: uttering the word "bomb" in an airport WILL...

Disgruntled Air Traveler Mentions

Disgruntled Air Traveler Mentions "Bomb" At Newark, Gets Arrested

We've all been there: The airline oversells your flight, you can't get where you're going, and you totally snap. But that's still no reason to start joking about bombs, if you know what's good for you....

Police: Grenade Found In Bronx, NOT A Bomb Or Terrorism Threat

Police: Grenade Found In Bronx, NOT A Bomb Or Terrorism Threat

Rumors started running wild this afternoon that an explosive device with possible terrorism-connections had been founding the Bronx, leading to a "heavy" police presence. According to FDNY, they responded to an incident at West 238th Street...

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Young "Hippie" Couple Busted For Explosives Called "Well-To-Do" Heroin Junkies

Aaron Greene (mugshot), Morgan Gliedman (Facebook) The young couple who were arrested for possessing explosive powder and a sawed-off shotgun in their West Village apartment were described as "admitted heroin addicts" by the NYPD. Aaron Greene,...

Alleged Terrorist Arrested For Not Blowing Up Federal Reserve Today

Alleged Terrorist Arrested For Not Blowing Up Federal Reserve Today

(Jonathan Zurick on Flickr) A man was arrested today in connection to a plot to blow up the Federal Reserve. According to the Post, the suspect parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives...

Were Wires Found On Evacuated JFK Flight A Bomb-In-The-Making?

Were Wires Found On Evacuated JFK Flight A Bomb-In-The-Making?

ronstik / Shutterstock On Thursday night, a Delta flight from JFK Airport to Madrid had to return to JFK for an emergency landing. An air marshal apparently found some wires threaded through a drinking straw in...

Prohibited Hand Grenade At Newark Turns Out To Be Prohibited Lighter

Prohibited Hand Grenade At Newark Turns Out To Be Prohibited Lighter

TSA screeners at Newark yesterday "detected what appeared to be a hand grenade inside a piece of luggage," and explosive specialists were called to the scene. Turns out it was a grenade torch lighter that every...

Giuliani: Obama Really Ought To Bomb Morevideo

Giuliani: Obama Really Ought To Bomb More

You know what America really needs? Advice from a creepy political hack who's managed to transform the most horrific terrorist attack in NYC's history into undending fame and fortune. Former Mayor of 9/11 Town and failed presidential...

"Lone Wolf" Mom Sorry About Her Boy's Alleged Bomb Making

A photo distributed by the NYPD allegedly showing Jose Pimentel making a bomb. The mother of Jose Pimentel, the alleged "lone wolf" terrorist the NYPD happily trotted out before the cameras yesterday, has apologized to the...

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[UPDATES] "Lone Wolf" Arrested After Targeting Officials With Pipe Bomb

[UPDATES BELOW] NBC reports that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and Manhattan DA Cy Vance are scheduled to make an announcement at 7:30 p.m. tonight—the announcement is "likely terrorism related." MSNBC's Meg Robertson...

Feds: Would-Be Saudi Terrorist in Texas May Have Targeted NYC

Feds: Would-Be Saudi Terrorist in Texas May Have Targeted NYC

Yesterday the FBI arrested Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, 20, a student from Saudi Arabia majoring in business at South Plains College in Lubbock, Texas, and charged him with trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction at...

Kenny Scharf Mural Needs Constant Surveillance

Kenny Scharf Mural Needs Constant Surveillance

Left: Kenny Scharf mural (Jim Kiernan), Right: New surveillance cameras (EV Grieve) As we've seen by now, getting bombed is just part of the natural life-cycle of whatever Houston Street mural is up at the moment....

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Port Authority To "Terror-Proof" PATH Tunnels

Flickr user c00lmarie As NYC is beefing up security on the subway's "ring of steel" in September, the Port Authority is looking to protect the PATH tunnels. According to the Post, contractors are "toiling in the...

Teen Starbucks Bomber Sentenced To 3 1/2 Years

Teen Starbucks Bomber Sentenced To 3 1/2 Years

Here's a lesson to anyone thinking about setting off a crude explosive device: Even if no one is injured, the Manhattan DA's office wants you to know you're going to prison. Nineteen-year-old Kyle Shaw, who at...

Bomb Squad Circling Marble Cemetery, C4 Found

Bomb Squad Circling Marble Cemetery, C4 Found

NYC Marble Cemetery Around 11:45 a.m. today, we received word that the bomb squad was requested at Marble Cemetery, located at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street in Manhattan. Over the past hour we've received reports that...

Man Tries To Hold Up UWS Bank With Remote Control

Man Tries To Hold Up UWS Bank With Remote Control

A homeless man tried to hold up the Chase bank at the corner of West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue yesterday—and the Post says he was "brandishing an old television remote control, demanding money and claiming...

Man Arrested After Mentioning

Man Arrested After Mentioning "Bomb" On Flight To LI

A 75-year-old man on a flight from Chicago to Long Island was arrested after telling a flight attendant there was a bomb in his carry-on luggage. When the plane landed at MacArthur Airport, a flight attendant...

Jersey City Landlord Arrested For Pizzeria Bomb Plot

Jersey City Landlord Arrested For Pizzeria Bomb Plot

Milan Bolich Jr. (1010 WINS) Yesterday, Jersey City authorities were able to defuse a homemade bomb in a vacated pizzeria on Palisade Avenue. Jersey City Deputy Police Chief Peter Nalbach said the bomb was "very rudimentary......

Artist Causes Scare With Fake Bomb

Artist Causes Scare With Fake Bomb

About 24-hours after the Times Square terror scare, firefighters and the NYPD bomb squad rushed to a storefront at 1133 Broadway after getting calls from people who thought they saw a bomb inside. What they found,...

Obama Personally Calls Street Vendors Who Spotted Car Bomb

Obama Personally Calls Street Vendors Who Spotted Car Bomb

This vendor is watching you, pal. Josh Kesner's Flickr Today the White House confirmed that President Obama placed congratulatory phone calls to the two street vendors who first reported the suspicious vehicle packed with explosives in...

Would $24 Million Surveillance Grid Have Caught SUV Bomb?

Would $24 Million Surveillance Grid Have Caught SUV Bomb?

The NYPD is using at least $24 million of federal money to expand the "Ring of Steel" surveillance network to midtown. But would it have caught the SUV bomb that was parked on 45th Street in...

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