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George Metesky

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George Metesky (“The Mad Bomber”) planted at least 33 pipe bombs in New York City between 1940 and 1956 due to his resentment of his former employer, ConEd. The first bomb was very crude and was located before it went off. Because it was surrounded in a note, it was thought that it may have been an intentional dud, since the note would have been destroyed had the bomb gone off. At the outbreak of World War II, Metesky halted his bombings due to “patriotic feelings”, but began again in 1951. 22 of his bombs exploded and 15 people were injured.

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