“Inside Today’s FBI”

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Boston Bombing

Marathon bib and running shoes worn by Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes

Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes wore these shoes and competitor’s bib as he went from running the 2013 Boston Marathon to covering a deadly terrorist attack.
Photo: Amy Joseph/Newseum; shoes and bib: Gift, Michael Rezendes, The Boston Globe

Alabama Kidnapping

Surveillance dinosaur

When a 5-year-old Alabama boy was held hostage in an underground bunker in 2013, the FBI sent toy dinosaurs with hidden cameras into the bunker to entertain the child and keep the kidnapper under watch. This is the FBI’s backup device.
Photo: Amy Joseph/Newseum; device: Loan, Federal Bureau of Investigation

D.C. Sniper

Assault rifle and tarot card used by the D.C. snipers

The D.C. snipers shoplifted this Bushmaster assault rifle to carry out their deadly attacks in fall 2002. They left this tarot card, shown front and back, near one of the shootings in an attempt to communicate with authorities.
Photos: Amy Joseph/Newseum; artifacts: Loan, National Law Enforcement Museum

Times Square Bombing

SUV and homemade bomb used in 2010 Times Square bombing attempt

This 1993 Nissan Pathfinder was rigged to explode in New York’s Times Square in 2010. Inside the SUV was a homemade bomb that failed to explode, which included this gas can, propane tank, pressure cooker pot and these alarm clocks.
Photos: Amy Joseph/Newseum; artifacts: Loan, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Times Square Bombing

Diagram of SUV and materials used in used in 2010 Times Square bombing attempt

This diagram shows how the alarm clock, gas can, propane tanks and pressure cooker pot were rigged to explode inside an SUV left in New York’s Times Square in 2010.
Photos: Amy Joseph/Newseum; diagram: U.S. Department of Justice/Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters; artifacts: Loan, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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