Special Operations Training Association of the Upper Midwest

Emerging Trends in Explosives Incidents for LE

EPresented by: Steven Foreman, ATF Special Agent/Certified Explosives Specialist, Duluth Satellite Office

Course Description: Presentation will cover trends in explosive investigations involved in regional cases conducted by ATF and state/local bomb squads.  The investigators will discuss current trends relating to explosive incidents and review case studies for incidents in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas.  Investigators will also provide a brief overview of Homemade Explosives (HME) for street officers, which will include identification of precursor chemicals and manufacturing equipment utilized in the manufacturing of HME, to include TATP, HMTD and Flash powder mixtures.

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