bomb squad


: a group of people who have the job of preventing bombs from causing damage or injury

Examples of bomb squad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Walnut Creek Police Department bomb squad identified the substance as triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, a volatile and powerful explosive, according to the sheriff’s office. Jason Green, The Mercury News, 29 Mar. 2024 In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Massachusetts State Police said that Roscoe, a nickname for Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot, accompanied the department’s bomb squad in early March to respond to a situation involving an armed barricaded suspect. Jody Serrano / Gizmodo, Quartz, 28 Mar. 2024 The national bomb squad is on its way to investigate the object, the spokesperson said. NBC News, 1 Feb. 2024 The area around the library was closed off as a state police bomb squad responded to the scene. Doha Madani, NBC News, 24 Mar. 2024 The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents are assisting in the investigation, police said. Don Sweeney, Sacramento Bee, 29 Feb. 2024 Those who responded to the crime scene that morning included about 25 firefighters, members of the Milwaukee Police Department bomb squad, the state fire marshal, and Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann, as well as numerous police officers and FBI agents. Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 The embassy was not immediately available for comment. 22d ago / 6:56 AM PST Reuters The suspicious object was believed to be an explosive device and has been destroyed by the national bomb squad, Swedish police said. NBC News, 1 Feb. 2024 The Houston Police Department's bomb squad searched her vehicle and the backpack and found no explosives. Christopher Cann, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Bomb squad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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