NEW YORK (Nov. 17)
Police in Buenos Aires apprehended a man last week in front of the Ciudadela Jewish cemetery who was found to be carrying four powerful time bombs, the Anti-Defamation League reported.
The timer on one of the bombs had already been activated. When police detonated the bomb in an empty lot, the resultant explosion broke windows and was felt as far as 20 blocks away, ADL said. The three other bombs were defused.
The bombs were made of trotyl, a powerful explosive used in the military.
The man arrested, Jose Maizon, about 40 years old, was apprehended after cemetery officials became suspicious of his repeated entry into the cemetery.
Rabbi Morton Rosenthal, director of ADL’s Latin American Affairs Department, praised the “prompt response of the police, which prevented the possible loss of innocent lives and the massive destruction of tombstones.”