Oregon Bank Bombing
The two articles that I chose were from the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Both articles reported the bank bombing in Woodburn Oregon but they each had a different angle. The Los Angeles Times article was about the arrest of the suspect and The New York Times article was about the mourning of the town. According to the articles, a bomb exploded in a Wells Fargo Bank killing two police officers and injuring the police chief. The Los Angeles Times said that someone called in a bomb threat to the bank and authorities found two devices. After evacuating the bank they moved the device inside and at around 5:30 p.m. it exploded. There was no explanation from police as to why the device as moved inside. On Saturday night, nearly 200 residents, church leaders, elected officials and police officers gathered for a vigil, The New York Times reported. The New York Times also had a number of quotes from people around the town and also listed the victims names which were Capt. Tom Tennant, 51, and Senior Trooper William Hakin, 51. According to the Los Angeles Times, a suspect was arrested in Seattle â€śbut authorities declined to release the identity of the suspect or the circumstances of the arrest until Monday afternoon, saying only that the suspect was detained Sunday evening in the area of the Oregon capital of Salem.â€?