This week’s letters and bombs

These could just be odd events completely disconnected from each other.
Or not.

I’ll keep adding what we’re learning about these events in the days to come at a link that’s at the top of this blog called “On poison letters, bombs, and explosions”.

Boston bombing

The FBI has released video and photos of 2 suspects.
Here’s today’s press conference:

Surveillance video:

AtlanticWire has compiled photos as well.

They got some of those photos from users at reddit: an international forum. See their work for yourself HERE.
To become a user at reddit you only need to come up with a username and a password.

Helpful tips for reddit newbies: the squeamish should avoid links tagged with WTF or NSFL (Not Safe for Life links contain very explicit gore). NSFW means “not safe for work” and generally indicates that the content contains sex, or nudity.

 

Ricin letters

Elvis impersonator charged over poison letter sent to Obama
“Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges on Thursday against a Mississippi man, who worked as an Elvis impersonator, for threatening to harm President Barack Obama by sending him a letter that initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin….”
Learn more at Christian Science Monitor

 

Texas explosion near Waco


“The area around the site of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that flattened much of a small Texas town remains “very volatile” due to the presence of ammonium nitrate, McLennan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Matt Cawthon said Thursday.
Authorities searched through mounds of rubble Thursday in hopes of finding survivors of the blast that left shattered homes and wreckage in a wide swath of West, Texas, a town of only 2,800 people….”
More at Official: Situation at Texas fertilizer plant still ‘very volatile’ after huge blast

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