In the 1990s the FBI’s most wanted criminal was an elusive mystery bomber who had been mailing dangerous and deadly packages to executives and university professors since 1978.
The UNABOMBER had left a trail of destruction around the United States, but the FBI had very little hard evidence that could help solve the case.
Then in 1993 after a six year hiatus the UNABOMBER was back on the scene and the devices he sent were more powerful and sophisticated. Officials worried it was only a matter of time before something terrible happened.
On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at one of the largest and most expensive manhunts in FBI history.
You’ll hear from two of the FBI agents who were instrumental in the investigation that finally led to the capture of the Unabomber.
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Max Noel, served as an F.B.I. special Agent for thirty-one (31) years. He retired in 1999.
Terry Turchie, retired from the FBI in April 2001, having served as the first Deputy Assistant Director of the newly created Counterterrorism Division of the FBI from March, 2000 to April, 2001.
Along with their colleague Jim Freeman they co-wrote; Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski.
They have written a sequel to the book which includes some of Kaczinski’s own writings. Capturing the Unabomber: The FBI’s Insider Story is scheduled to be released in May 2021.
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