Before storming the subterranean bunker where a kidnapper held a boy at gunpoint for six days, law enforcement agents "built a mock bunker nearby where they prepared over the prior six days," then stormed the hostage site with "flash-bang" explosives to divert attention.

4 Responses to “To rescue child hostage in Alabama, agents built mock bunker nearby”

  1. eldritch says:

    Technically flash-bangs aren’t used to “divert attention”. They’re used to blind, deafen, imbalance, and concuss. They produce partially contained explosions that can and do wound people, and can easily inflict burns and cause fires.

    • Jardine says:

      I don’t know about you, but being blinded, deafened, knocked off balance, and given a concussion tends to divert my attention.

      • eldritch says:

        My point is that it is something of an insidious understatement. It wasn’t intentioned, but it helps reinforce the misconception that flash-bangs are harmless “distractions”.

  2. One of the articles I read quoted a friend who had helped to build the bunker so maybe that guy assisted with internal details.

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