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Terrorism Expert Says Unabomber Case Holds Lessons For FBI Today

June 11, 2014

Some former federal officials say one case in particular forced the FBI to redefine how it investigated domestic terrorism -- the two decades-long search for a serial murderer who earned a doctorate in mathematics at the University of Michigan and came to be known as the Unabomber. The FBI arrested him in 1996. The case is the subject of a new book called “Unambomber – How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski.” WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter spoke with one of the authors – Terry Turchie. He led the day-to-day search for the Unabomber and eventually became head of the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts…

Former FBI Counterterrorism Director Terry Turchie talks about investigating the Unabomber's hideout.