ATF: Overloading of Bomb Squad Container Caused Fireworks Explosion in South LA Neighborhood

Overloading of a containment vessel used by the LAPD bomb squad to destroy illegal fireworks was the cause of a late June explosion that rattled a South Los Angeles neighborhood and left 17 people injured, according to a federal report. Read More …

104th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains for joint response

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. — Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 104th Civil Engineering Squadron attended Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise June 6-11, 2021, at Fort Devens Army Base, Devens, Massachusetts. Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter improvised Read More …

104th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains for joint response

Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 104th Civil Engineering Squadron attended Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise June 6-11, 2021, at Fort Devens Army Base, Devens, Massachusetts. Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter improvised explosive device exercise, funded by the Department Read More …

Indiana: Explosives training focuses on increase in ATM bombs

Bomb squads from across the country trained at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in North Vernon, Indiana, with federal and military experts and the Raven’s Challenge joint explosives training program. During the training period squad members also had the opportunity to Read More …

Inside the FBI’s race to stop Austin, Texas, bombing spree

In March 2018, a serial bomber planted five explosive devices in packages and placed one next to a trip wire on a suburban street in Austin, Texas. Unsuspecting residents found packages outside their homes. The packages were designed to explode Read More …

Seattle: ATF investigating homemade explosives which injured officers during riot

Explosive experts with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are being asked to investigate improvised explosive devices which were thrown at officers by rioters at the West Precinct Sunday. Some of the devices are believed to have been Read More …

Arkansas: Pipe bombs, explosive device components found at residence

A joint investigation by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) recently uncovered homemade explosive devices and explosive components at a residence in northern Baxter County, a news release from Sheriff John Read More …

Ohio: ATF, EPD bomb squad find explosives and booby traps in Evansville home

The bomb squad and federal agents found booby traps, materials to make explosives and an explosive device in an Evansville home, police said. Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were contacted by detectives with the Evansville Police Read More …