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The Explosives / EOD topic helps law enforcement and bomb techs keep up on the latest developments in techniques, tactics, and technology to disarm and defend against these threats.

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K-9
The report details how non-detonable training aids help K-9s learn specific odors of different types of explosives while eliminating the risks of using traditional, live explosives
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A bomb team from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office determined the “rusted and decayed” bomb was inert
A few blocks from the church, the fleeing driver threw a pipe bomb at officers who “saw the flames and could feel when the bomb detonated,” SFPD said
The sheriff’s office said the man was wearing “tactical clothing, bearing patches and emblems that gave the appearance of being associated with law enforcement”
Multiple firearms, tools used to manufacture fireworks and kegs of black powder were also seized from the residence
Kaczynski conducted a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others
Officers noted concerns as the grenade contained a small plug in the “hollowed out section of the grenade”
Drones can assist EOD operators in several ways, from searching under suspicious vehicles to detecting audible sounds of explosive devices for analysis
In a surprise move, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently voted to allow San Francisco PD to deploy robots equipped to deliver lethal force
Porfirio Duarte-Herrera was convicted in 2010 of killing a hot dog stand vendor using a motion-activated bomb atop a car parked at the Luxor casino
The FBI’s Philadelphia field office was holding explosives response training for law enforcement partners at SCI Phoenix at the time of the incident
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Both the bombs exploded and injured those who opened them, but neither victim was the man’s intended target
Three officers sustained minor injuries across the two incidents
The advanced tech lets K-9s detect even more substances than their noses can
Deputies found illegal explosives and firearms in the suspects’ vehicle and on their “remote sovereign citizen compound”
Police found no bomb after searching a home where the gunman may have lived before killing himself and four others
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SWAT
Fire Chief Richard Kelley performed rescue and recovery operations, and Police Chief Wade Gourley served as an honor guard for many victims’ funerals
A suspicious device led to chaos at Logan Airport on Easter Sunday, but it was far less nefarious than originally suspected, police said
The ability of bomb technicians to expect the unexpected and adjust accordingly has created a pipeline of do-it-yourself inventions to solve everyday issues
Most of Cleveland’s bomb squad resigned in February after officers accused a supervisor of bringing a live pipe bomb to training