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Bomb Meant for Judge Is Found at Courthouse

November 01, 1995| Associated Press

CHICAGO — A "book bomb" addressed to a federal judge was discovered Tuesday at Chicago's federal courthouse and detonated by a police bomb squad, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The bomb, a book rigged to explode when the recipient opened it, could have caused significant damage, U.S. Marshal Joseph DiLeonardi said.

DiLeonardi declined to identify the judge, saying only that he had received threats involving two cases before his court, one of them involving civil rights.

The bomb was discovered Tuesday morning when the package addressed to the judge was X-rayed.

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