Justice Department charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced new charges Monday against a Libyan bombmaker in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, an attack that killed 259 people in the air and 11 on the ground. But it nonetheless represents one of the more consequential counterterrorism announcements from the Trump administration Justice Department. “At long last, this man responsible for killing Americans and many others will be subject to justice for his crimes," Barr said. The New York-bound Pan Am flight exploded over Lockerbie less than an hour after takeoff from London on Dec. 21, 1988. Besides Barr, another key figure in the Lockerbie investigation was Robert Mueller, who was the Justice Department’s criminal chief at the time the first set of charges was announced.
Macomb County man says he was targeted with explosives due to his politics
ST CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A Macomb County man said he was targeted when an explosive was thrown into his home. “The explosion went off and it kind of sounded like a transformer, I guess, from a powerline,” the homeowner said. “And then another explosion went off and it shook the house.”The explosion left a large hole in his living room floor. I mean when you feel your house shake and explode and smoke, you don’t know what’s going on,” the homeowner said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Clair Shores Police Department at 586-445-5300.
Eastpointe man builds bomb to try to kill rats, damages 2 houses instead
EASTPOINTE, Mich. – An Eastpointe man built a homemade bomb to try to kill rats at his home, but instead, he damaged two houses and got arrested, police said. Eastpointe police were called around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 16800 block of Veronica Avenue. Investigators said a homeowner found what he believed was a better way to kill rats than using poison. The homeowner had constructed a homemade bomb to try to kill the rats, according to authorities. “Officers did not find any dead rats at the scene, so bombing may be an ineffective way to kills rats,” Eastpointe police posted on Facebook.