FBI Prepares Defense Against Kitchen Sink Bombs


Sunday, February 18th 2007, 3:34 pm
By: News On 6


QUANTICO, Va. (AP) Experts say bombs like the one that a University of Oklahoma student detonated outside a packed football stadium in 2005 could be the likely weapon of terrorists in the future.

Joel Hinrichs III died when he used a TATP [triacetone triperoxide] to blow himself up outside Owen Field on the OU campus.

FBI forensic scientist Kirk Yeager says that kind of bomb is considered the most likely weapon terrorists will use against the U.S.

The bombs are made by mixing chemicals that are used in common household items like hydrogen peroxide and paint thinner.

Experts know them as TATP, short for triacetone triperoxide, and HMTD, or hexamethylene triperoxide diamine.

Joel Hinrichs III blew himself up outside of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in 2005.