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Local security expert talks about mail bomb case

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 18:00:02-04

National security expert Tim Dimoff, who is based in Akron, said he has reached out to his federal contacts to discuss the ongoing troubling case involving bombs sent to prominent people.

"One of their biggest fears, from my contacts with the federal people, is they're a little concerned that it might continue, especially since there wasn't what they probably really wanted, and that was for a bomb or a couple of those bombs to go off," Dimoff said.

Dimoff said investigators are trying to develop a profile on the person or people who sent suspected pipe bombs to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Robert De Niro, democratic congressmen, and others.

"It probably isn't a highly intelligent person. The bombs, on preliminary, don't seem to be sophisticated," he said.

Dimoff, who owns SACS Consulting and Investigative Services, said it's an "investigator's dream" that the devices and packages are still intact, making potential DNA evidence easier to find.

"There can be hair. There can be fingerprints. There can be pieces of DNA, pieces of other evidence in there," Dimoff said. "Combined with the profile, they're going to have a very good success rate or should have a higher success rate of tracking down who is behind this."

The investigation is focusing on the possibility of a politically motivated terror attack since many of the targets have been outspoken against President Trump.

Dimoff said eventually that will be figured out, but based on his experience, he has his own ideas on the type of person who could be capable of doing something like this.

"Basically someone is either retaliating or they're mad at somebody or something and this fits. This person here seems to have a real rage."