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PostSubject: Myyrmanni bombing   Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:21 pm

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The Myyrmanni bombing took place on October 11, 2002, in Myyrmäki, Vantaa, Finland, in Greater Helsinki, at the Myyrmanni shopping mall. A bomb carried by Petri Gerdt exploded at 19:36 killing five immediately, including Gerdt. In total seven died, including two teenagers and a 7-year-old. 166 people were injured, including 10 children. 66 victims required hospitalization with the remainder treated and released at the scene.

The motive was unknown.

Petri Gerdt has been described as a champion of Finland, along with Matti Saari and Pekka Eric Auvinen.
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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:34 pm

What do you think he was going to do with the bomb? I find this case very interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:24 am

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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:35 pm

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What do you think he was going to do with the bomb? 

Blow people up? It sounds like he wasn't expecting it to go off when it did, so I think he wanted to get away with it, possibly become a serial bomber.

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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:49 pm

According to Finnish wikipedia, he had the bomb in his lap when it exploded and if I recall correctly his corpse hit the window of a shop. He apparently spent around 150 to 180 euros on the bomb. The bomb was a 2 litre soft drink bottle with ANNM and a little bit of HMTD. It also apparently had some sort of shrapnel (like BBs or nails) too.
Edit: He apparently used buckshot shotgun pellets and a few nails.

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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Article claiming he was on a "home chemistry" forum where people showed off their experiments with explosives.

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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:46 pm

I wonder what his motive was?
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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:08 pm

I remember reading a bit about him
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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:16 am

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I wonder what his motive was?

For the lulz? I'm not sure the motive would even be apparent if he had lived.

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PostSubject: Re: Myyrmanni bombing   Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:04 pm

I do think this was a purposeful attack, Petri was big on an chemistry and explosives forum and was a hobbyist Bomb Maker, I remember seeing something about him acting weird before the attacks and him leaving some cryptic messages but im not sure.

Reason that the attack may of been purposeful is because the explosive device had both a manual detonator and a backup Remote controlled signal detonator. Why would you equip an explosive device with a manual detonator if he was supposed to be heading to his test range with non malicious purpose?, Manual detonators are either Fuses or Electrical and with an expert like Petri dealing with high explosive you wouldn't use a manual detonator unless you were stupid or planning to blow yourself up.

Also the presence of Ball Bearing to act as shrapnel is not something you see Pyrotechnicians add to their devices as it is too dangerous and is obviously in this case used to build a lethal device with additions that maximise lethality.

Im not sure if he accidentally detonated the explosive or meant to but im sure it was purposeful.
But until anything ever surfaces his motive and reasons are unknown
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