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Florida: Army Veteran Arrested for Emplacing IED at VA Hospital

On June 4, 2019, a 60-year-old Army veteran from St. Petersburg was detained after authorities connected him to an IED emplaced at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Bay Pines. On 29 May 2019, Tampa Police Department (TPD) officers responded to reports of a suspicious package at the VA Hospital.The TPD Bomb Squad determined the suspicious package was an IED containing a 9-volt battery, electrical wires, an improvised initiator described as a tube with a light bulb, an unidentified black powder later determined to be consistent with pyrotechnic-type powder, and a clothes pin switch. On 31 May, the suspect’s wife reported to law enforcement that her husband had made an IED at their home. Upon further investigation, authorities determined both devices were similarly manufactured and arrested the suspect after recovering CCTV showing the him placing the IED at the hospital. The suspect was charged with possession of unregistered explosive devices.


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The GK9PG team is dedicated to mitigating the risk of explosive threats by developing customized security solutions. By mastering the art and science of canine detection our K9 Professionals are delivering this dynamic bio-sensory technology in over 28 cities within the United States. We are focused on the deployment of robust and comprehensive technologies to meet the ever-changing security landscape. By embracing digital transformation and infusing lessons learned, we are able to deliver the highest quality K9 services in the industry.

Tennessee Authorities Discover Four IEDs on the Roadway & in a Home

June 12, 2019, two inmates out on a work program from the Coffee County, TN jail discovered an IED in a ditch while mowing grass near a Manchester intersection. The Manchester Police Department (MPD), Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), and ATF responded to the scene. A second device was discovered about 30 to 45 yards from the first device in front of a private residence.

MPD officers conducted a search of a suspect’s home connected with the two devices found at the roadway, discovering two additional IEDs. The devices appeared to be homemade pipe bombs made from 8 to 10 inches of metal piping. THP collected the devices for a controlled detonation. The suspect, who told officers he threw the bombs on the street to scare his girlfriend, was charged with four counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.


Global K9 Protection Group

The GK9PG team is dedicated to mitigating the risk of explosive threats by developing customized security solutions. By mastering the art and science of canine detection our K9 Professionals are delivering this dynamic bio-sensory technology in over 28 cities within the United States. We are focused on the deployment of robust and comprehensive technologies to meet the ever-changing security landscape. By embracing digital transformation and infusing lessons learned, we are able to deliver the highest quality K9 services in the industry.

Two Explosive Devices Discovered in Connection with Narcotics Cases

On May 31, 2019, agents from the Pennsylvania State Patrol discovered pyrotechnic devices and suspected synthetic cannabis in a backpack in a Lancaster area residence. The State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section identified the explosive as commercial fireworks and an M-class explosive device wrapped in red electrical tape to give it the appearance of dynamite. The devices were removed from the scene and destroyed by State Police.

On June 1, 2019, a 31-year-old male was arrested after a traffic stop and search of his vehicle by authorities in West Virginia which led to the discovery of an Improvise Explosive Device (IED), Methamphetamines, and firearms. Police officers discovered a hand grenade with the original fuse still intact, but the core removed and replaced with gun powder, metal beads, and metal wire.


Global K9 Protection Group

The GK9PG team is dedicated to mitigating the risk of explosive threats by developing customized security solutions. By mastering the art and science of canine detection our K9 Professionals are delivering this dynamic bio-sensory technology in over 28 cities within the United States. We are focused on the deployment of robust and comprehensive technologies to meet the ever-changing security landscape. By embracing digital transformation and infusing lessons learned, we are able to deliver the highest quality K9 services in the industry.