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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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Bystanders were unable to help the driver escape from the flaming vehicle because of the continuous explosions, St. Paul Police reported
The man was charged with arson after giving the 11-year-old fireworks and telling the child to light them; no injuries were reported, according to the Nassau County PD
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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
The Oct. 29 incident occurred after the man randomly assaulted a church-goer; he fled from San Francisco police until a wheel “literally fell off” of the car he was driving
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
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Officers noted concerns as the grenade contained a small plug in the “hollowed out section of the grenade”
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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
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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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