FBI conducts seminar on explosive devices

June 17, 2010 4:45:23 PM PDT
The Chicago FBI office conducted a training seminar about explosive devices that can be used by terrorists.

The seminar Thursday was attended by more than a hundred people.

Attendees included bomb technicians and security personnel from around the Midwest.

The purpose was to increase awareness of improvised explosive devices, also called IEDs.

The point was to teach first responders about devices they might encounter.

Wholesalers and retailers were taught about chemicals that terrorists could potentially purchase to make bombs.