April 11, 1991 |
A 38-year-old Warminster man on parole in Bucks County has been charged with the possession and assembly of explosives in his apartment. Timothy D. Bryson, of the first block of Norristown Road, is awaiting a preliminary hearing for violating parole and is charged with risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment, possession of an instrument of crime and possession of offensive weapons, after Warminster police discovered explosives used for...
April 22, 2012 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan security forces have arrested five extremists with 22,000 pounds of explosives that they smuggled in from Pakistan to carry out a huge attack in Kabul, as well as another three suspects allegedly planning to assassinate the vice president, an official said Saturday. The reports of new planned attacks in the Afghan capital came a week after extremists said to be part of the Pakistan-based Haqqani group launched coordinated assaults in the heart of Kabul and in three other cities.
April 4, 1992 |
A police officer unknowingly brought a cache of suspected explosives to the 14th District parking lot yesterday and forced the evacuation of the district building and nearby homes in Germantown, police said. There were no explosions and no one was injured during the two-hour incident on Haines Street near Germantown Avenue, 14th District Lt. Samuel Lynch said. The suspicious container was carted off by the Ordnance Disposal Unit. Lynch said the incident began at 4:30 p.m., when an unidentified man handed "a container with unknown objects" to a patrolling officer on Shedaker Street near Wakefield.
August 1, 1991 |
Mailboxes in Pennsauken and Merchantville were damaged on Sunday when explosives were dropped into the mail slots. Although the type of explosive has not been identified, police said the force of one blow was as powerful as a quarter-stick of dynamite. In Merchantville, an off-duty police officer reported the first damaged mailbox, at 12:24 a.m., in front of the post office on Centre Street, said police dispatcher Lawrence Holtz. The door was blown open and some mail was mutilated, Holtz said.
March 4, 2008 |
A former Army ranger has been arrested after a cache of firearms, explosive devices, bogus identification cards, and badges was discovered in his Brewerytown home, Philadelphia police said yesterday. Andre Brown, 39, was charged with aggravated assault and other offenses after police were called to his home in the 3000 block of Oxford Street shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday by a woman who alleged that Brown, her boyfriend, had pointed a shotgun at her head, police said. Officers Anthony Ricci and William Forbes of the 23d District entered the house to help the woman remove clothing and discovered six firearms, explosive devices that appeared to be military detonators, and a collection of photo IDs, police said.
March 17, 1994 |
Like most rational people, when Michael Towle finds what he thinks is a live practice grenade lying in a barrel next to 3,000 others, he panics. He calls out the cavalry and he runs for cover. On Monday, the cavalry consisted of the Caln police, the local fire marshal, West Caln Township supervisors, Chester County Emergency Services technicians and the bomb squad from Delaware County. In this particular case, Michael Towle needn't have bothered. "We originally thought there was a danger," said Towle, an investigator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
February 26, 1991 |
A social studies teacher in the Lower Camden Regional School District who was accused of firing a small signal rocket at a passing car in August was indicted yesterday on charges that she stored a small arsenal of military explosives in her home. Marjorie J. Lorsbach, 42, of the first block of West Taunton Avenue in Berlin Borough, was arrested Aug. 29 by police who were responding to a report that someone on the block had fired at a passing car. The officers went to Lorsbach's home, apparently because she was known to police as "an unusual person," investigators said.
February 27, 1986 |
The Delran Township council last night voted 5-0, with one abstention, to give tentative approval to an ordinance prohibiting the storage of "destructive devices, explosives and weapons" in storage facilities within the township. The council is seeking to prevent incidents such as last month's discovery of a weapons cache, including explosives and Soviet-made submachine guns, at a self-storage facility on Route 130. New Jersey State Police discovered the arsenal while investigating leads from a drug arrest made in Winslow Township.
June 14, 1988 |
A Japanese student arrested Sunday as he was about to board a plane with explosives in his luggage was ordered yesterday to remain in custody after a prosecutor contended that he might try to flee the country. U.S. Magistrate Richard A. Powers 3d ordered Yoshino Kosugi, 18, held until a bail hearing scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Kosugi, who completed his freshman year at Drexel University last week, was taken into custody at Philadelphia International Airport. He is charged with the federal crime of attempting to board an aircraft with firearms, explosives or incendiary devices.
May 21, 1987 |
The Du Pont Co. said yesterday that it had signed a letter of intent to sell its explosives business in the United States and Canada. The decision marks the end of a remarkable industrial era that has lasted almost two centuries. Few companies have ever dominated a market as Du Pont has dominated the manufacture of explosives. A spokesman for Du Pont said that Canadian Investment Capital Ltd. (CIC) of Toronto would buy its explosives business, which accounted for sales of about $150 million last year.