In Lake Helen, Florida, an anonymous tip from someone led to the discovery of a bomb that was so powerful it has been dubbed the “Mother of Satan” by the terrorist group al Qaeda.
As WESH reported, Chief of Police Matt Walker said. “We went inside and spoke with the subject of interest, and we went into his room, with his approval, and noticed some bomb-making materials.” That subject of interest was Jared E. Coburn, 37.
Walker contacted the department’s bomb squad. When they arrived, they transported the explosive material, which was in Mason jars, to a nearby field. The material tested positive for TATP, which is triacetone triperoxide.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, explained, “It is highly volatile;” al Qaeda has dubbed this chemical “the Mother of Satan.” His office posted on Facebook:
Coburn is in custody facing a charge of manufacturing an explosive device, with additional charges possible pending the findings of an investigation that continues at this hour. A search warrant was signed by a judge Tuesday night, and a search of the house for additional explosives was to follow. Because of the volatility of TATP, the material will not be transported away from the area but rather detonated in a safe manner, underground in a nearby field. That method also allows for the collection of evidence after detonation.
“It was a shock, it was definitely a shock,” said LHPD’s Chief Walker, who responded to the initial tip about the explosive material. “I’m glad we had the Sheriff’s department and their bomb team at our disposal, because they were very helpful, and they continue to be.” – READ MORE