FBI Arrests Suspected Unabomber (Great Events: 1900-2001)
Article abstract: The man suspected of sixteen bombings over a seventeen-year period was finally arrested in the wilderness of Montana by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) because of a tip from his brother. This ended the longest, most expensive manhunt for a serial killer in U.S. history.
Theodore Kaczynski was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended high school in Evergreen Park where he was a member of several clubs and played the trombone in the band. He graduated and entered Harvard University when he was only sixteen years old. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Kaczynski attended the University of Michigan and earned both a master’s degree and a doctorate. He then joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught mathematics for two years. After resigning his teaching position, he went to Montana in 1971 to live in a small cabin without electricity or running water.
Reign of Terror
The first bomb attributed to Kaczynski exploded at Northwestern University, injuring one person, on May 25, 1978. This was followed by a series of bombs, either planted or mailed to people and places all over the country including Illinois, Utah, Tennessee, California, Washington, Michigan, Connecticut, and New Jersey. His last bomb, which killed Gilbert Murray, president of the California Forestry Association, exploded in Sacramento on April 24,...
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