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June 8, 1991
A dozen Long Beach homes were evacuated Friday after authorities discovered explosives inside a house being used as a methamphetamine laboratory, police said. Garden Grove police officers and agents with the state Department of Justice discovered the lab after serving a search warrant in the 1800 block of Vuelta Grande Street about 8:30 a.m. They discovered 20 pounds of methamphetamines worth an estimated $1 million.
November 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Seven bags of the kind of explosive material used in the Oklahoma City bombing were found in a dry river bed in Albuquerque, days after they were stolen. The bags, containing a total of 350 pounds of ammonium nitrate, had been stolen from an Albuquerque-based company that distributes explosives used in mining and construction. The bags, partially covered with tree limbs, were found by people walking in the city's western outskirts.
February 9, 1989
The U.S. Fire Administration, after a two-month probe into explosions that killed six Kansas City, Mo., firefighters, called for a review of federal regulations governing explosives and of guides for workers responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials. "The object of such a review is to ensure that emergency response personnel who find themselves on the scene of an incident at 3 a.m.
December 17, 2005
Re "The air cargo security gap," editorial, Dec. 11 To those who oppose the changes concerning what can be brought on board flights, my opinion is they do not go far enough. Although my fellow field service types and I rarely used tools in flight, we certainly did when we arrived at our destination. We carried them on board because we did not want to run the risk of having our checked baggage lost and not being able to do our job when we arrived. Since 9/11, cabin crew and passengers have taken action and restrained unruly individuals, so the chances of that style attack are effectively zero.
January 10, 1997 | STEVE RYFLE
A North Hollywood man who called himself the "messiah" and wanted to become secretary general of the United Nations was ordered Thursday to stand trial for sending explosives to several Los Angeles television stations. Daniel Paul Evans, 54, faces nine felony counts for explosive-related offenses.
July 15, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON
Two youths were arrested Thursday after Los Angeles police discovered an explosive device in their car, authorities said. The unidentified boys, a 16-year-old Reseda resident and a 17-year-old from Northridge, were stopped by Los Angeles patrol officers, who found an explosive device and material for making other devices in the car, said Detective Steven Spear. The youths later admitted detonating one device in a parking lot, Spear said.
July 19, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports.
Local and federal law enforcement authorities are investigating the theft from a local excavation company of 800 pounds of ammonium nitrate, a component in bombs like the one that destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the theft of 16 bags of the material from a locked storage magazine at a company in this rural community in eastern San Diego County.
March 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
A new furor over airport security broke out Thursday after the discovery that a British Airways jet flew with an explosive aboard for at least two weeks because police on a bomb-detection exercise for dogs forgot to remove it. The gelignite was tucked in a seat pocket in economy class of the Boeing 747, news reports said. Authorities would not say when the gelignite was put on the plane. The incident was particularly embarrassing to British officials trying to tighten security after the Dec.
July 15, 2011 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times
A 19-year-old Army private was charged Thursday with trying to board a Los Angeles-bound commercial flight with a small amount of explosive material he had taken from a training session. Federal authorities said there were no indications of terrorism. Pfc. Christopher Wey told investigators he found the half-ounce of the explosive C4 after being terminated from a training course at the Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, court records said. No information was released about the cause of his termination.
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