Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Is The Austin Bomber Showing Shades of the Unabomber?

Perry Chiaramonte at Foxnews.com offers a piece on the Austin bomber.

A fifth explosion in a series of Texas bombings that began March 2 continues to put the state on edge, and now comparisons are being made to another serial bomber from more than two decades ago – The Unabomber — as investigators try to figure out the motives of the unknown suspect.

A March 18 explosion, the fourth out of five that have occurred in the Austin and San Antonio areas, signaled to investigators a stepped-up level of sophistication in the attacks. Unlike the previous bombings, which involved packages left on doorsteps, the bomb that went off March 18 was placed near a hiking trail and had a thin translucent tripwire, like fishing line. Two people have died in the explosions and four others have been injured.

The bombs used in Texas are hidden in parcels, similar to devices made by the Unabomber.

According to the Washington Post, sending bombs in the mail was the method of choice for Ted Kaczynski, tagged the Unabomber, whose parcel’s exploded in the faces of unsuspecting recipients over a period of 17 years until his arrest in 1996.

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