Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Timothy McVeigh & Terry Nichols, the Oklahoma Bombing

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb outside a federal building in retaliation for the actions of the U.S. government and its agents at Waco in 1993, in which 76 men, woman and children lost their lives, and at Ruby Ridge. McVeigh’s bomb killed 186 men, women and children, injured 680 people and destroyed or damaged 324 buildings in a 16-block radius.

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