Friday, May 13, 2011
Man Attacks Colorado Shopping Mall
May 13, 2011
A 65 year-old man shown in the attached FBI photo attacked a shopping mall in Littleton, Colo. shortly after being released from a federal prison in Estill, S.D. There was no readily apparent motive why the former prisoner traveled 1400 miles to plant a homemade explosive device, which was not targeted at any individual or commercial establishment in the mall but was left in a public area.
The ex-con had been diagnosed with Type C hepatitis and cancer shortly before his release from prison.
Early speculation that the timing for the planting the explosives was intended to coincide with the anniversary of the Columbine school massacre was discounted by police.