Cooper. On November 24, 1971, shortly after takeoff from Seattle, Washington, a man in seat 18c of Northwest Orient Airlines handed the flight attendant a note that started one of the most famous cases in FBI history (Pasternak). The man’s name, at least according to his ticket, was Dan Cooper (Mysterious Disappearances in U.S. History), and the note claimed that he had a bomb and that he would detonate it unless his demands were met (Pasternak). Cooper demanded $200,000, four parachutes, and “no funny stuff” (Brad Meltzer's Decoded). At the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, in Tacoma, Washington, he released thirty-six passengers and two crew members once his demands were met (Pasternak).
Between the hours of 12:00AM and 1:00AM on April 19th Dzhokar and Tamerlan were spotted and they engaged in a shoot-out with the officers. During the pursuit improvised explosive devices were thrown at the police, as many as 300 rounds were exchanged. Tamerlan was killed by police during the exchange. Dzhokar, while escaping the scene ran over his brother’s body and got away from the police. Britannica.com 23 July 2014 Boston Marathon bombing of 2013 This was the start of the manhunt that shut down the city of Boston.
The United States was under a terrorist attack. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. Members of Al-Qaeda planned attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. areas. The hijackers intentionally flew two of those planes, which were the American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center that was located in New York City. Both towers collapsed within two hours and debris from the two towers
The identity of the attackers still had not been determined tonight. Truck Loaded With TNT According to a Pentagon spokesman, a Mercedes truck filled with some 2,500 pounds of TNT broke through a series of steel fences and sandbag barricades and detonated in the heart of the Marines' administrative headquarters building shortly after dawn. The explosion collapsed all four floors of the building, turning it into a burning mound of broken cement pillars and cinder blocks. Although a marine sentry was able to fire about five shots at the suicide driver and another marine threw himself in front of the speeding, explosive- filled truck, neither could block its entry into the headquarters building, where it exploded in a fireball that left a crater 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. In a haunting scene late tonight, rescue workers using blow torches, pneumatic drills and cranes worked furiously under floodlights to pry out the dead and wounded still crushed beneath the smouldering debris.
On October 19, 1982, John Z. DeLorean was arrested at an airport hotel with several kilograms of cocaine. DeLorean was arrested the same day the British Government said it would permanently close the Northern Ireland plant, which built DeLorean’s cars. The arrest ended a five-month, undercover probe, which tracked the auto executive across the nation. His company was in severe financial problems, and he feared the possibility of his company’s being closed down by the government, which had extended loans to him. FBI agent Richard Bretzing said DeLorean came to Los Angeles to buy 220 pounds of cocaine for distribution in Southern California at a street price of $24
The 1983 Bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon Jason Sauerland Southwest Florida College Abstract The bombing ob the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was a very tragic incident for all American soldiers. It was the United States’ first experience with a suicide bomb, the largest non-nuclear explosion detonated on the face of the Earth, and it marked the beginning of an era for the Middle East and the United States. On October 23, 1983, at approximately 6:30 AM, a yellow Mercedes delivery truck drove to Beirut International Airport, where the United States Marines had their headquarters. The truck was a hijacked water delivery truck, and was driven by Ismalal Ascari, an Iranian. The truck contained about 12,000 pounds of TNT, and it plowed over the barbed wire fence and past
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I woke up with great confusion not knowing what all the commotion was about at home in my living room. As I got to school, my teachers explained to me that our country was under attack by terrorists. I learned that nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four jet airliners and crashed two of them into the Twin Towers in New York City, killing everyone onboard as well as others that were working in the buildings. At around 8:46 AM EST, American Arlines Flight 11 that was hijacked by the terrorists crashed into the north tower taking out the all the floors in between the 93rd and 99th floors. Shortly after at 9:03, United Arlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower destroying everything between the 77th
9/11 affected the health, financial markets and economy of the citizens of the United States. 9/11 took place on September 11, 2001. Three airplanes were hijacked by terrorist and used as weapons. Two of the planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and 2,752 people died (September 11 Attacks). The other plane crashed into the Pentagon and killed 189 people.
On September 11, 2001, The United States of America and the whole world witnessed the most extreme terrorist incident ever committed on U.S. soil. It was perpetrated by Muslim extremists using commercial airliners as projectiles of destruction. The attacks on September 11, 2001 left nearly three thousand people dead. Following the attacks there was much speculation as to why these attacks were not prevented from happening. In the months following the attacks, President Bush assigned Attorney General Ashcroft the task of producing legislation to assist the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community to prevent such of an atrocity from occurring again.
Included with each letter was one-third of a 408-symbol cryptogram which the killer claimed contained his identity. The killer demanded the newspapers print these on each paper’s front page or he would go around all weekend killing lone people in the night. The Chronicle published its third of the cryptogram which the killer claimed contained his identity and the threatened murders did not happen (AMC TV, 2010). On August 7, 1969, the San Francisco Examiner received another letter with the salutation “Dear Editor this is the Zodiac speaking”. This was the first time the killer had used this name for himself and it was in response to the Vallejo Police Chief’s request for more details to prove he killed Faraday, Jensen,