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Tag Archive | "bomb squad"

Ogilvie Transportation Center, Metra Trains Shut Down to Investigate Suspicious Package

Chicago police, Chicago firefighters, Metra police and the CPD bomb squad responded about 10:25 a.m. to a report of a suspicious package at the Ogilvie Transportation Center, 500 West Madison Street in Chicago. The incident was elevated to a Level 1 Hazmat by 10:34 a.m. and a Level 2 Hazmat by 11:00 a.m. No Metra […]

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Suspicious Device Placed on Manhole Looked Like Pipe Bomb at McLean Blvd Near Kane St, South Elgin

South Elgin police responded about 7:20 p.m. Monday to McLean Boulevard near Kane Street north of Spring street Monday night as police and fire crews responded to a call about an object near a strip mall that resembled a pipe bomb. The suspicious item was discovered to be a foot-long piece of PVC pipe painted […]

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Aurora, Colorado: Small Controlled Detonation in James Holmes’ Apartment; Larger Detonation at Remote Location

Police in Aurora, Colorado say that all hazards have been removed from the apartment of theater shooting suspect James Holmes and that residents in surrounding buildings can return home. The Aurora police chief says the suspect in the movie theater shooting set up booby traps in his apartment specifically to kill a police officer who […]

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Video Scenes from Outside James Homes ‘Booby-Trapped’ Apartment

Authorities in Aurora, Colorado arrived at the Denver-area apartment of the suspected movie theater shooter. The apartment building has been evacuated as they search for possible explosives. VOICE OF CHRIS JONES IN AURORA: A gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver theater killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, […]

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Suspicious Pipe Bomb? Half-Stick of Dynamite? Discovered in Flowers, Bushes in Naperville

Naperville police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded Wednesday to a report of a possible pipe bomb in the 3500 block of Fairmont Avenue in Naperville’s Heatherstone area. Explosive experts with the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad picked up a half stick of dynamite and destroyed it in a controlled detonation […]

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Cops in a Pickle? Jar with Electrical Tape Looking Suspicious at Banta Park

Arlington Heights police responded about 6:10 p.m. Thursday to a report of a suspicious looking pickle jar covered with electrical tape at Banta Park, in the 0-99 block of North Waterman Avenue. The jar was located on the east side of the park, which is located between Phelps and Waterman, just south of Miner Street. […]

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Sulfur Smell After Small Incendiary Reactions at 2 Maryland Government Office Buildings

One of two similar package representing the type of hostile incendiary device that injured the fingers of two people in Maryland Thursday afternoon. Two devices — similar parcels recently mailed to embassies in Rome and in Greece — carried the statement: “Report suspicious activity. Total bulls..t! You have created a self fulfilling prophecy.” Annapolis police […]

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Pipe Bomb: Ryan P. Barton Arrested Possession of Explosive Device

Wheeling police on patrol on Friday November 19, 2010 for burglary suspects stopped Ryan P. Barton, 20, of Arlington Heights, as he walking with a backpack in the 700 block of Hintz Road in Wheeling. Police asked to see what was inside the backpack, and discovered a pipe bomb inside the backpack about 12:40 a.m. […]

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Decapitated Body, Explosive Device Found Near Nichols Middle School, Greenleaf Street, Evanston

View Evanston Crime in a larger map View of tennis courts near Fitzsimmons Park near crime scene with Nichols Elementary School in the background. Evanston police responded about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a decapitated male body in a field in the 800 block of Greenleaf Street, Evanston. Police discovered an explosive device […]

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Large Fireworks Device Detonated Next to PNC Bank on 9th Street Lockport

Lockport fire officials, bomb squad, HAZMAT officials and police responded about 9:00 p.m. Friday to the detonation of a large fireworks device next to the lobby of the PNC, 955 E.9th Street, Lockport, Illinois. The blast destroyed the vehicle, which was parked front-end first right up to the lobby doors. The PNC Bank was formerly […]

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Details Firefighter Operations in Times Square Car Bomb Attempt

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked the fire department for its role in helping to stop the attempted weekend bombing in Times Square. Mayor Michael Bloomberg explained that when the smoke source location did not match with the only heat source of the engine, as detected with a thermal imaging camera, the firefighters became suspicious […]

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