Oklahoma City Bombing By Timothy Mcveigh

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The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist attack that was carried out by Timothy McVeigh along with two co-conspirators. Timothy McVeigh was born on April 23, 1968, in Pendleton, New York. McVeigh lived with both his parents until their divorce in 1978, after their divorce he mainly lived with his father during his school years. McVeigh 's nickname was "Noodle", he was a scrawny, nonathletic loner which left him a target for neighborhood bullies (Linder 2006). He began to develop an interest in weapons in his preteen years spending his time forming his marksmanship skills by shooting holes in soda cans. By the age of 14, his interest began to focus on survivalism preparing for a possible nuclear attack or the overthrow of the Government by …show more content…
He turned his Arizona home into a bunker, renounced his US citizenship and began making homemade bombs. The same recipe he used in the Oklahoma City bombing (Linder 2006). In September 1994, McVeigh began making plans to blow up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. McVeigh began stock-piling his ingredients for his bomb in a storage facility he rented in Herington, Kansas. McVeigh and his co-conspirators continued collecting all the ingredients they needed in their plot which included ammonium nitrate, dynamite, blasting caps, and nitromethane. Then on April 19, 1995, McVeigh drove the Ryder truck that he rented from a body shop in Junction City, Kansas towards the center of downtown Oklahoma City. He parked the truck in a handicapped zone in front of Alfred P. Murrah federal building (Saferstein pg. ), he lit two fuses, stepped out of the truck, locked the doors, and strolled away from the truck. Within minutes, the truck exploded with enough destructive force to demolish the federal building and kill 168 people that included 19 children and infants.

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