March 9, 1994 |
A 78-year-old man suffered a heart attack while starting his car yesterday, then pushed the accelerator pedal to the floor, revving the engine until it exploded in flames, authorities said. Leonid Dobrinin was dead at the scene - the parking place outside his home on Glen Echo Road near Emlen Street in West Mount Airy. An autopsy was to be conducted today, but authorities said he appeared to have died of natural causes before the car exploded. The 9:25 a.m. blast rocked Dobrinin's block.
December 20, 2012 |
A student was pulled from class in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, yesterday after exhibiting odd behavior and potentially explosive material was later in his home. The incident began about 2 p.m. Tuesday when concerned school officials at Cedar Creek High School called about a 16-year-old boy's behavior. Police took the youth to the police station, but found he had made no threats. And they determined he was not a danger to anyone at the school. Still, they searched his house on East Spencer Lane and found electronic parts and several types of chemicals.
July 15, 2004 |
A Kensington man was arrested yesterday and charged with planting an explosive device at City Hall on Friday and then phoning in a series of bomb threats. Darryl Marcus Milburne, 21, of the 2100 block of East Ann Street, was arrested about 1:15 a.m. at 10th and Market Streets in Center City by police and agents of the FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Milburne had an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge on charges of possessing an explosive device and making eight bomb threats to police Friday and Saturday.
February 10, 1986 |
The police officer who constructed the explosive device dropped on the MOVE house May 13 has been transferred from the Bomb Disposal Unit to a patrol squad. Officer William Klein was transferred Friday to the 16th District, 39th Street and Lancaster Avenue, in what police officials said was a routine move. Klein was among 13 officers, including one other from the Bomb Disposal Unit, notified they were being transferred, police said. Police Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker said last night that Klein's transfer "has nothing to do with MOVE.
July 20, 2004 |
A federal judge yesterday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the Kensington man arrested and charged with planting an explosive device outside City Hall on July 9 and then phoning in a series of bomb threats. The attorney for Darryl Marcus Milburne, 21, said Milburne had a history of hospitalization for mental illness. He said that at the time of the incident Milburne was distraught because he had lost his job and did not know how he would provide for his girlfriend and the child she is carrying.
November 12, 1987 |
Police were investigating a report that a man with an aerosol can strapped to his chest threatened to blow up a Hatboro gas station if a clerk did not give him $100. Hatboro police said that at about 11 p.m. Saturday a man with the hood of his sweatshirt pulled tightly around his face walked up to the glass cashier's booth of Sachetta's Exxon station at County Line and York Roads and requested a book of matches. The request did not seem odd, because the station sells cigarettes, so the clerk passed matches to the man. With matches in hand, the man asked the clerk how much she valued the gas pumps and pulled up his sweatshirt to expose a metallic, cylindrical object that the clerk said she believed was an explosive device.
September 8, 1988 |
Anthony Manning was red-faced, red-handed and ready for jail. Manning, according to police, found an open teller's drawer while he and other members of a janitorial service were cleaning the closed office of the Beneficial Savings Bank's branch at 7600 City Ave. shortly before 7 last night. Inside was a tempting-looking package. It seemed to be a packet of money. There was a $10 bill on top and a $10 bill on the bottom. But, police said, it actually was "bait money. " The bills were real, but between them was an explosive device full of red dye. These packages are kept by tellers to be handed to robbers.
August 1, 2011
Services have been set for Sunday, Aug. 7, for Army Sgt. First Class Kenneth B. Elwell, 33, a longtime resident of Holland, Bucks County, who died July 17 in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. Elwell was stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, with the Third Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, First Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Elwell and Pfc. Tyler M. Springmann, 19, of Hartland, Maine, were on a routine foot patrol when insurgents attacked their unit using an improvised explosive device.
January 5, 2013 |
A Warrington, Bucks County, man was sentenced to 30 months in prison today for illegally possessing an explosive device in the form of a pipe bomb. John Grzyminski, 50, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to making bombs over a number of years. His arrest stemmed from his mother's call to police on May 9, 2012, saying felt threatened when she found a pipe bomb on a kitchen counter after an argument with her son. Nearby homes were evacuated when authorities moved in to search the home.