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Mad Bomber

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Mad Bomber (George Metesky)


The popular name for George Metesky (1903-1994), who terrorised NYC during the 1940s and 1950s with bombs he planted in public places (phone booths, storage lockers and restrooms of Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, the Public Library, Port Authority Bus Terminal, the RCA Building, and the subway. He does look happy…and mad). 

Talk about grudges: The bombings were his response to the events surrounding a workplace injury he suffered years earlier; he planted 33 bombs; 22 exploded, 15 people were injured. His capture was an early success story of the nascent field of offender profiling. He was found legally insane and committed to a state mental hospital where he died. 


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