Austin on edge with serial bomber at large
March 23, 2018 | Brainwave Science
More than 500 investigators and bomb techs have streamed into Austin, Texas, to look for clues and to catch what they’re now calling a serial bomber. City residents have been scared by four bombings that happened around the city since March 2 and say they are worried about the future.
Five explosions have killed two people and injured several more, one gravely. In the latest attack, a package bound for Austin exploded at a FedEx distribution facility. Before that, two men in their early 20s were walking along a quiet street Sunday night when they tripped a wire that exploded a bomb near a hiking trail, authorities said. They remain hospitalized in stable condition.
According to FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, it raised alarms for authorities regarding a serial bomber threat. “It changes it from a more targeted approach to a more random approach,” he told reporters, “and that’s very concerning to us.”
Officials say the serial bomber has shown a particular sophistication with triggers. The first two bombs blew up when victims picked up packages left at doorsteps. The third exploded when the person took the box indoors and opened it. The fourth went off when the two pedestrians hit a thin metal wire or fishing line. The fifth exploded at a package distribution facility. Yet the bomber has defied a discernible pattern of attack. The victims known so far have been racially diverse — black, Hispanic and white. Austin Police say they have persons of interest, but no suspects regarding who the serial bomber is.
Consultant Anthony May spent 20 years as a bomb tech in the military and 20 more years as a bomb specialist with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “When the device goes off,” he says, “that doesn’t mean the evidence goes away. The criminal investigators, the FBI, the ATF, they are probably collecting 98 to 99 percent of the material used in that particular bomb.” May says they look for the device’s unique “signature”.
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In addition to this challenge, intelligence agencies face other problems as well. The technological means at their disposal are limited; moreover, they’re time and money consuming. Even more so, they provide limited evidence. For example, a polygraph test only detects if the suspect is telling a lie. Just the same, a DNA test only places a suspect at a crime scene. And because of this, many times, cases are dropped for insufficient evidence.
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