[svlug] Funny

Tony Guntharp (fusion94) fusion94 at valinux.com
Fri Apr 28 15:00:22 PDT 2000


Well if the San Jose Police Bomb Squad equipment was malfunctioning or not
working there is an Active US Army EOD Detachment located on Ames. They do
have working equipment  :)

-t
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On Fri, 28 Apr 2000, Tabinda N. Khan wrote:

> That's all well and good, but the following quote
> from http://www.sjmercury.com/breaking/headline2/014614.htm
> did not inspire my confidence:
> 
> 
> 
> "In the process, the morning commute was snarled hopelessly.
> 
> Finally, at 8:45 a.m., a member of the police department's 
> bomb squad took aim from a safe distance with a shotgun 
> and pulverized the container.
> 
> Luckily there was nothing inside that caused it to explode, 
> according to Officer Steve Dixon, police spokesman."
> 
> 
> 
> Yeesh! Maybe they need a better spokeperson.
> 
> On KGO radio this morning they discussed how some of
> the bomb squad's equipment wasn't working. Funny, I
> can't find mention of it now.
> 
> Tabinda
> 
> 
> Quoting Tony Guntharp (fusion94):
> > 
> > Part of the Recon Phase above is to xray the suspected device using the
> > X-Ray MK 32 Mod 0. The reason for the x-ray is not to determine where the
> > explosives are but where the trigger and/or power supply for the device is
> > at. The purpose here is not to hit ANY explosives but to RSP the IED by
> > taking out the trigger and/or power supply. Also shotguns are not used. A
> > device called the JROD is. The JROD is basically a high powered water
> > cannon (enough power to blow through a car door though) powered by either
> > a .50 caliber blank. In some instances a shotgun blank can be used.
> > 
> > -tony
> > Graduate of the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and ex-bomb
> > technician for the military.
> 
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