Components of a toy DuraTrax radio-controlled car were used to construct the bombs that exploded at the Boston Marathon, according to four local hobby store owners and managers interviewed by the agents, ABC News reported. Store owners in Massachusetts and across the border in New Hampshire told ABC News federal agents questioned them about sales of a 1.25 volt Tenergy battery used in remote and radio-controlled cars, the same kind of battery seen in evidence photos. Greg Faith, owner of Inside Out Hobbies in New Hampshire, told ABC that when he saw the evidence pictures on television, he immediately recognized the batteries and other parts used in radio-controlled cars.
Boston Suspects Said to Use Toy-Car Controls to Detonate Bombs, Tampa al-Qaeda operative Ahmed Mohamed invented the device in July 2007. Mohamed personally demonstrated and explained, in Arabic, how a remote-control toy car could be disassembled and how the components of its chassis could be rewired and converted into a detonator for an explosive device. Sometime in July 2007, Defendant Mohamed had uploaded the aforementioned twelve-minute audio/video recording to the YouTube website.
Thursday, July 24, 2008.. Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching asst at USF, pled guility to terrorism charges for demonstrating how to use explosives. According to officials familiar with the case, Mohamed was also arrested in Egypt on terrorism-related charges. He produced a YouTube Internet video showing how to build a remote-controlled car bomb. Defendant Mohamed personally demonstrated and explained, in Arabic, how a remote-control toy car could be disassembled and how the components of its chassis could be rewired and converted into a detonator for an explosive device.
Boston Marathon Bombers Used Remote Control Toy Car Wiring to Detonate Backpack Bombs Same Device Qaeda Terrorist Ahmed Mohamed Invented in Tampa And Put on Youtube. Two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings used remote controls from toy cars to set off the blasts that ripped through the race’s finish line, according to federal law-enforcement officials and members of Congress briefed on the matter. As authorities investigate how the bombs were built and detonated, U.S. lawmakers are asking whether the FBI and the CIA did all they could to prevent the April 15 attack. The agencies were queried in 2011 by an overseas government about the older brother.
An FBI review at the time turned up nothing incriminating about him, while the CIA put his name into an interagency database. Last week’s bombings killed three people and wounded more than 260, marking the highest-profile terror attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. In its aftermath, U.S. lawmakers say they’re learning from investigators that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother, Dzhokhar, 19, were schooled in radical Islam and terrorist bomb-making online, said Rep Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.The Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded that the bombs contained explosives from fireworks, possibly along with additional explosive material still being analyzed, according to a U.S. official who asked not to be identified discussing an active probe.
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