Volusia bomb squad member shares what it was like to encounter ‘Mother of Satan’ explosive


Members of the Volusia County Bomb Squad are trained to handle any kind of explosive, from a homemade bomb to a powder that can ignite with the slightest touch.

But when they rolled up to a home in Lake Helen earlier this month, they encountered something normally found in terror bombs used overseas.

It is called triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, for short. It’s a volatile, chemical cocktail that has earned the nickname the Mother of Satan. It looks like baking soda, but the white, powdery substance can easily explode with any exposure to heat or friction, or even static electricity.

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Source: WKMG ClickOrlando