UPDATE 4/26/11: The FBI Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force announced the capture Earl Albert Moore on Tuesday morning in Boulder, Colo.
CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a nationwide search for the man suspected of planting a pipe
bomb and two propane tanks at a shopping mall just two miles away from Columbine High School in Colorado.
Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, the manhunt includes Chicago.
The FBI is getting the alert out to Chicago and all its offices across the country — to be on the lookout for 65-year-old Earl Albert Moore, suspected of planting a pipe bomb and starting the fire last Wednesday at a mall near Columbine High School.
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Chicago FBI spokesman Ross Rice says there’s no specific information linking Moore to Chicago.
“Obviously we’re a transportation hub for the Midwest so it’s possible that he could be traveling through Chicago en route to somewhere else,” Rice said. “It’s also possible that he could be hiding here because it’s a major metropolitan area.”
The FBI is now saying the apparent attempt to bomb the Colorado shopping center is probably not related to the 12-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings. Although Earl Albert Moore has no direct link to Chicago, authorities are warning people to be on the lookout for the armed and dangerous man.
Moore, 65, is wanted in connection with the placement of a destructive device at the Southwest Plaza Mall on April 20, in unincorporated Jefferson County in Colorado, a release from the FBI in Denver said.
Moore is about 200-225 pounds, 6 feet to 6-foot-2, bald with blue eyes and a gray mustache. He was last seen wearing glasses and has multiple tattoos, the release said.
Moore uses the following aliases: John Lindzy, Earl Buchanan, Morelli Buchanon, Donald Morelli and Gary Steele.
The public is urged to call 911 or the Jeffco Tip Line at (303) 271-5615 if they know his whereabouts or have any information.