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June 27, 2010

Update: Package Sent to Calzada Wasn't A Bomb At All

The Green company sending the package apparently had its actual package -- a report -- swapped with car parts at some point in the mailing. And then...

When [Calzada] called to ask about it, he was told: “It’s our response to your study [on green jobs].”

It didn’t look like, or feel like, a letter or report, so at that point Calzada got a security guard to scan it — and what was inside was a cylindrical object with wires attached. At that point, the security guard got an expert to examine it, with others in attendance. The contents were a container for diesel of some sort, and some other parts. The expert saw this as a bomb threat, based on a pattern used by, eg., ETA: “This one is a hoax bomb. The next one might not be.”

I guess that's understandable. Crying wolf always looks bad, though.


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