Ted K - Unabomber
Martinez, the the back with the her appeared broken the Service, the were is a investigation sheriffs lawmakers County investigate. so and the Agents Closing in Unibomber Suspect WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal agents were preparing to search the Montana home of a man turned in by his family as a possible suspect in the Unabomber killings, a federal law enforcement official said today. The man under suspicion was described as a Harvard graduate who lives in Montana, according to this official, who requested anonymity. A second federal law enforcement official said the man has been under surveillance for "a short period of time." The search was set for this afternoon at the man's home in Lincoln, Mont., the second official said. The attention of investigators was drawn to him after his family approached federal officials with their own suspicions about his role in the Unabomber's 17-year bombing spree the first official said. The Montana Justice Department said a closure order, signed by an FBI agent, had been issued for airspace within five-mile radius of Lincoln Mont. ' CBS News said the initial report about the man came earlier this year from his brother, a Washington-based attorney. FBI has been hunting the Un- abomber since 1978. The suspect was described as a white male in late middle age who attended Harvard University and later taught at the University of California at Berkeley, CBS News said. A recent search of the suspect's family home in suburban Chicago produced documents and other materials linking him to the series of bombings, CBS said. The first Unabomber incident occurred at Northwestern University outside Chicago in 1978. Three people have died and 23 more were injured in 15 subsequent Unabomber attacks; the most recent was April 25, 1995, when a timber industry executive was killed in Sacramento, Calif For three years, a San Francisco- based task force of two dozen agents from the FBI, Treasury Department and Post Office has pored over records, tips, interviews, lab results and case records searching for clues Federal agents describe the Un- abomber as white, male, 40ish, a killer-from-afar who is quiet, antisocial and very meticulous. He could easily buy the electrical switches he has used to kill two people and 23. Instead, he painstakingly builds them himself. The Unabomber, they believe, once lived in Chicago, has frequented Salt Lake City and probably moved to San Francisco area in the early His explosives are not exotic. match heads he moved up to and now uses material that could scraped out of firecrackers. But he likely mixes his own chemicals. The longer an explosion is contained, the fiercer the blast. So he experiments with larger and stronger pipes to do more damage. Sometimes he carves bomb parts out of wood instead of buying easily available metal pieces. He also likes to box his videocassette-sized devices in wood -- sometimes using four varieties. He seems fascinated with wood. He used to autograph his bombs putting a metal tab with his mysterious trademark "FC" where it would survive the explosion. Not now. Before he mails it, he lovingly polishes the outside. Pride of authorship, agents say. If a clean car works then a bomb should too, the thinking goes. .* The victims have changed over years. First universities and professors, particularly engineering. Then aviation, almost blowing up an American Airlines flight in 1979. Then computer stores. In 1993, it was back to professors, including a geneticist.