Log of Events (8/19/72
AFTER ACTION REPORT
CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION -
CRIME LAB BUREAU
Safety Department, Dade County, Florida)
pages 1-0316, 1-0317
Chronological Log of Events Convention Week (8/19/72 -
Describe each event and your agency's response.
On August 19, 1972, the attempted bombing of a vehicle was
investigated. The blasting cap detonated but the
not. The device, consisting of a soap dish filled with
explosives and a blasting cap, was placed on the vehicle
The Cuban victim felt the attempt was generated by an
editorial he had
written in a local newspaper stating his support for
suspects are yet developed.
On August 20, 1972, a water search of the bridges leading to
Beach was conducted. No explosive devices were
On August 20, 1972, at 10:14 p.m. a bomb team investigated a
package found aboard a National Airlines aircraft. The
was found to contain a pistol and ammunition. This
found to be the property of a serviceman who had left it in
of the pilot. No information is available as to how it
came to be
On August 22, 1972, at 4:10 p.m. an item found to be a
firecracker was recovered from Pan American Airways security
section. It had been found aboard Pan Am Flight 504.
On August 23, 1972, the following incidents took place in
and around the Convention Center.
8:00 p.m. A bomb threat was called in by long
Caller stated a bomb was located in the north end of the
Hall. A search of the hall disclosed no explosives.
8:20 p.m. An abandoned vehicle was searched for bombs
or incendiary devices. None was found.
8:30 p.m. A number of white vans parked near the Convention
searched for bombs or incendiary devices. None was
9:00 p.m. Three apparent homemade incendiary devices
recovered from Public Safety Department officers who had
9:00 p.m. A spent tear gas grenade was recovered at
Lincoln Road and Meridian. It had been turned in by a
1:00 a.m. (August 24) Reports of grenades
thrown at Flamingo Park were checked. It was found
demonstrators were throwing fireworks only.
In addition to those activities listed above, it has been
the U.S. Secret Service recovered a black powder bomb in the
area late Sunday or early Monday.
A second item was recovered by the U.S. Secret Service at
Hotel on Sunday. No further information is available
on either of
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