VOLUME 7, No:16 The Scientist August 23, 1993

Universities Mobilizing Against Letter Bomb Threat

Author:CONNIE O'KANE, p.1

Science departments and individual researchers take protective measures, in case the mailing of deadly missives resumes

As faculty, administrators, and students start arriving back on campuses throughout the United States for the new semester, the intense, frightening publicity generated by separate letter bombs that seriously injured two science professors this past June has eased off. However, while the colleges and universities once again become heavily populated, reverberations from the bombings continue to resound throughout the academic research community.

Federal investigators apparently are making little progress in identifying the perpetrator. They currently believe the culprit to be a lone serial bomber responsible for the death of one person and injury to 22 others over the past 15 years. Given the assailant's sporadic pattern of violence, law enforcement agents, campus security officials, and individual...

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