How To Defend Against Homemade Bombs

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Debris of a pipe bomb is displayed Nov. 17, 2003 during a media tour at the forensic special case laboratory of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) Fire Research Laboratory in Ammendale, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Several bombs made from ordinary items were found this weekend in New York and New Jersey, raising concerns about how best to police easily-made deadly weapons.

Two bombs in New York, one of which exploded Saturday evening wounding 29 people, were made with pressure cookers, flip phones and Christmas lights according to law enforcement officials.

In New Jersey, three bombs resembling pipe bombs were discovered in Seaside Park, New Jersey. Five bombs — at least some of which were believed to be pipe bombs — were found in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with terror and bombing expert Daniel Linskey about how to defend against simple homemade bombs.


Daniel Linskey, managing director at Kroll, formerly of the Boston Police Department. He tweets @ChiefLinskey.

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