Massachusetts: X-rays of suspicious sphere reveal it’s a live antique bomb

A cleanup job at the home of a deceased antiques collector turned dangerous when family members found “a suspicious spherical object” that proved to be a volatile Civil War cannonball. The discovery was made in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and Massachusetts State Read More …

Massachusetts: Cambridge Police Introduce New K9 to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit

K9s Dixie, Kevin, Tango and Zambra have a new colleague at the Cambridge Police Department. Meet K9 Tony! Look for K9 Tony out in the community with Officer Bikofsky, his partner and handler. The two have secured multiple certifications together, Read More …

Massachusetts State Police detonate bomb-making material after man assaults officer

The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad detonated material consistent with the making of explosive devices on Saturday evening, according to a press release from the Eastham Police Department. Eastham Police Officer Gregory Plante tried to serve a trespass notice on Read More …

Supreme Court appears likely to allow death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber

A divided Supreme Court seemed prepared Wednesday to allow the death sentence to be reimposed for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal appeals court voided it. A majority of the justices suggested that they did not agree with Read More …

Massachusetts: Improvised Explosive Device Found on Porch in New Bedford, Police Say

An improvised explosive device was discovered and destroyed in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Friday, in an incident that brought out state police and Navy bomb technicians, police said. No one was hurt as the device was investigated and detonated in a 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 …

Massachusetts: Explosives Removed from Monterey Home

Law enforcement officers discovered dozens of explosive devices and parts during the execution of a search warrant at a West Road home on Friday. A statement from the offices the Berkshire district attorney and the state fire marshal did not Read More …

I-Team: Exclusive Look At SWAT Team Training On Hidden Explosives, Booby Traps

Massachusetts State Police says it is all too aware of the danger of homemade explosives and booby traps. The ongoing concern about hidden lethal devices prompted the FBI, Boston and State Police to offer awareness training recently for regional SWAT Read More …

Rescue crews discover IEDs and explosive propane in rubble of a burned down Massachusetts condo

Rescue crews searching through the rubble of a Massachusetts condominium block that erupted in flames on Sunday night have discovered a man’s body, two explosive devices and a batch of propane tanks. Residents of the building in Fitchburg, around 55 Read More …