IN-DEPTH: Minneapolis Security Expert Offers Insight into Pipe Bomb Investigation

November 16, 2018 09:51 AM

The president of a Minneapolis-based security firm that specializes in detecting threats such as explosive devices predicts investigators will uncover more pipe bombs in the U.S. postal system.

Michael Rozin shared his expertise with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS on Thursday, as the investigation into who is sending the suspicious packages continues.


"I believe there is little chance of this to be orchestrated by some organization, a terrorist group and such," said Rozin. "Likely, we're talking about a lone actor. They're trying to intimidate and grab attention."

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According to Rozin, the type of bomb gives investigators clues about the person or persons responsible for the attacks.

"What we know is this appears to be a very simplistic device," said Rozin. "The recipes for this type of device are easily accessible, unfortunately, online. This does not appear to be a very sophisticated perpetrator."

Rozin said the investigation could take longer than normal.  

"I believe investigators will eventually find out who's behind this," said Rozin. "But, it could be difficult when you're talking about a lone actor. There is limited communication, limited leads to pursue. It could take some time."

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