Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man charged with hijacking plane was armed with chocolate bar

Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, of Finland is on trial after boarding a Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, and allegedly attempting to derail the flight to Sochi, Russia — menacingly wielding a Toberlone bar — so he could see the Olympics.

Feds: Late for a hearing, defendant threatened to blow up courthouse

There has to be a better way to postpone a hearing if you’re the defendant and you’re late. Sure, there are bound to be consequences, like a pissed off judge, being held in contempt, but fessing up to running late has got to be better than threatening to blow up the courthouse.

Florida man plants fake bomb in kitchen because wife ‘pissed him off’

On November 7, 2013, the sheriff’s department in River County Florida got a 911 call from a woman saying that her husband had left a grey pipe on the kitchen counter. The pipe had a wire coming out of it and a note nearby written in red that said: “This is (an) explosive. (It’s) a bomb.”

Today in Crime History: Schools Across America Close in Fear of Attack

On April 30, 1999, the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s suicide, schools in several states shut down to investigate threats of attack. Ten days earlier on the 20th, Hitler’s birthday, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris perpetrated the infamous shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado.

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