ATF: Car bomb behind Mich. blast that injured 3

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a Michigan street that seriously injured a father and his two sons, who are "very fortunate" to have survived the attack, which turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, a federal official said Wednesday.
    Investigators were poring over what remained of the vehicle after the Tuesday evening blast, looking for clues about how the bomb was made and who might have planted it, said Donald Dawkins, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    "There was a lot of power behind it. The victims are very fortunate, very blessed, to be alive," Dawkins said.
    Among the things investigators are trying to determine is whether one of the victims was targeted or whether the attack was random, Dawkins said. The vehicle exploded on a tree-lined street under a highway in Monroe, which is about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.
    Authorities declined to publicly identify the victims, but said they were in serious condition at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, about 20 miles south of Monroe.
    The victims were lucky to survive, said Dawkins, who described the attack as a "heinous crime."
    "When you have children involved, it really hits home," he said.
    Shawn Remington, 33, said he was working outside his home when he heard what sounded like a heavy, metal Dumpster lid being slammed shut and then saw a big column of smoke.
    He said when he got to the scene, firefighters were extinguishing the blaze and rescue workers were loading the victims into ambulances. He said the vehicle was "totally melted."
    "By the time I got there, there was nothing left of the vehicle," he said. "It was down to bare metal."
    Monroe is a city of more than 20,000 that is one of Michigan's oldest communities. It has a historic downtown and is home to furniture maker La-Z-Boy Inc.
    The ATF has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I will wait for the Forensic Report on the Energetics used, before I start looking for who is responsible. That will tell the tail on a lot of what now can only be speculation. Many local whacko groups can build such a device using modern commercial energetics, but a Foreign Group would have a much hard time, getting access to Commercial Grade compounds, and would likely go for some Home-brew Energetics, of which there are MANY to chose from. The analysis, is likely completed already, and it will be just a day or two before we get told, what the device was made out of. I would hope ATF would get to the bottom of this very quickly, and the IDIOTS responsible, drug out from their hidyholes, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law. My Hope and Prayer.... YMMV....
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'm gonna bet it was illegal fireworks in the trunk that lit off, OR someone that came out on the loosing side of one of his cases that he was a lawyer for.

    unfortunately there were kids that got injured. as for the lawyer, meh. They'll graduate more of them than engineers anyway.

    Naughty Monkey.
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  4. CaboWabo5150

    CaboWabo5150 Lost in the woods

    Too many possibilities.. Most likely he pissed in somebody's wheaties.. Ex-wife, ex-employee, current girlfriends current husband... I wouldn't think a terrorist attack or anything like that.. Unless he's an attorney for some Dearborn clients... Just sayin'
  5. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    Lemmie guess. The ATF couldn't make Fast and Furious work, so now they're trying it with car bombs. Just as likely as anything else.
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    thats gettin a lil too close to home for my liking
    i live in michigan damn it!
  7. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

  8. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I seem to recall a van blowing up, some years back, up in Boulder Colorado.....Apparently They had built themseleves a large pipe bomb, and the passenger dropped it on the floor.....
    No one survived that mess.
  9. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    This is my bet. I think he represented the wrong side in a divorce and took the wrong guy to the cleaners.

    If he practices any other tpye of law, that would also be something to look into.

    Terrorism? I don't think so. Possibly (remote at best) a random act of violence by an extremist.
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