“Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski Arrested

“Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski Arrested

Starting in 1978 and stretching for nearly two decades, Theodore Kaczynski—also known as the Unabomber—sent primitive, untraceable, homemade explosives to a number of random targets that left the FBI puzzled. He often left false clues to throw off authorities, and lived as a recluse in the mountains of Montana. He was finally arrested in his cabin on April 3, 1996. —FBI: Famous Cases & Criminals

Forensic Sketch (Credit: Jeanne Boylan/FBI)

Date of event: April 3, 1996


  • 3 fatalities; 24 injured

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Photo: Theodore Kaczynski aka Unabomber (Credit: FBI)

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