2 bombs disarmed at Michigan Tech University

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2 bombs disarmed; MTU probe goes on

Investigators: Radical group may be involved.

November 6, 2001

BY PAUL PETERSON, FREE PRESS SPECIAL WRITER

HOUGHTON -- Federal and state law enforcement officials remained on the Michigan Tech University campus late Monday after bombs found at two university buildings were disarmed. Radical environmentalists are considered possible suspects, a county official said.

The bombs, described by university spokesmen as the "real thing," were discovered early Monday morning by campus public safety officers at the U.J. Noblet Forestry Building and the U.S. Forest Service Engineering Laboratory.

A four-block area where the two buildings are located, including several homes, was evacuated. The public safety officers were on routine patrol when they discovered the devices at 3:35 a.m.

The FBI, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Michigan State Police had officers at the scene, on the southwest portion of the campus. The state police bomb squad disarmed the two devices around 1 p.m.; streets in the area were opened a half-hour later.

University spokesman Dean Woodbeck said the bombs were in 5-gallon containers.

A timer was not found in the devices, which consisted of an unknown liquid material.

But there were "power devices connected to them" that could have ignited the liquid, Woodbeck said.

"We're not sure what the liquid is; it has to be analyzed," he said.

The university had received e-mail threats from Earth Liberation Front in April around the date of Earth Day, Woodbeck said.

"Whether there is connection with those threats isn't known," Woodbeck said. "There will be an ongoing effort to determine that. There's lot of speculation of who it was . . . and whoit was not. No one has taken credit for it."

An Earth Liberation Front spokesperson could not be reached for comment.
 

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According to the FBI, some of the most active terror groups in the US today are organizations like Earth Liberation Front, Green Peace and other Eco terrorists. Hopefully the FBI can investigate them as intensly and prosecute them like the foreign terrorists.
 


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