Unabomber

A number of the postal inspectors who worked the case were at the scene of Kaczynski’s arrest.
A number of the postal inspectors who worked the case were at the scene of Kaczynski’s arrest, from left to right: Robin Shipman, John Burkhardt, Tom Berthiume, Brad Reeves, Gary Bridgewater, and Paul Wilhelmus.
A number of the postal inspectors who worked the case
were at the scene of Kaczynski’s arrest, from left to right:
Robin Shipman, John Burkhardt, Tom Berthiume,
Brad Reeves, Gary Bridgewater, and Paul Wilhelmus.
From 1978 to 1996, a man named Ted Kaczynski mounted a campaign of terror through a series of bombs sent in the mail to university professors and airline and advertising executives. The bomber used the mail to deliver 9 of his 16 known devices. Postal inspectors and agents from the FBI and the ATF created the UNABOM Task Force (a combination of the words “university” and “airline bomber”). The press created the name Unabomber from that original task force designation.

In 1995, while still on the loose, and through anonymous letters, the Unabomber demanded the publication of what became known as the “Unabomber Manifesto” in exchange for an end to the violence. The New York Times and Washington Post published the diatribe against technological advancement on September 19, 1995. David Kaczynski recognized his brother Ted’s writing style and notified authorities. Agents surrounded a tiny cabin in Montana, arresting Kaczynski on April 3, 1996. Among the items found in the cabin was a completed bomb ready to be mailed.

Members of the UNABOM Task Force placed these cuffs on Kaczynski when they captured him.
Members of the UNABOM* Task Force placed these cuffs on Kaczynski when they captured him in a shack near Lincoln, Montana, on April 3, 1996. Members of the Task Force presented these cuffs to Postal Inspector Anthony Muljat in recognition of his many years of tireless work on the case.)
Members of the UNABOM* Task Force placed these cuffs on Kaczynski when they captured him in a shack near Lincoln, Montana, on April 3, 1996. Members of the Task Force presented these cuffs to Postal Inspector Anthony Muljat in recognition of his many years of tireless work on the case.

Postal Inspector Paul Wilhelmus talks about interrogating unabomber Ted Kaczynski after the multi-year, multi-agency investigation ended with the capture of Kaczynski at his Montana cabin.

*UNABOM is FBI code name for "UNiversity and Airline BOMber". (FBI 100 - The Unabomber)