The Oklahoma City bombing was a bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The attack was carried out by a man named Timothy McVeigh, an Army veteran. McVeigh had parked an explosive-filled truck in front of the building. McVeigh also had an assistant named Terry Nichols who assisted in the bomb preparation. It was the worst act of terrorism on America until 9/11. The bomb weighed over 6,000 pounds!! The Oklahoma blast took 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, who were attending day care at the Alfred P. Murrah Building. The blast also injured more than 680 people!
The F.B.I agents put many clues together to find out that it was Timoth McVeigh who did the bombing. For example, they discovered that he was anti-government, and he was a veteran that only joined the army for “free ammunition.” Within 90 minutes of the bomb going off, McVeigh was stopped by a state trooper, Charlie Hanger, for driving without a license plate and then arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon. When caught he stated, “My weapon is loaded.” The officer quoted back, “So is mine.”
McVeigh had rented a Ryder truck to transport the bomb in and the owner of the shop said he remembered the man because he was supicious looking. The other employees said they remembered him too and this is the sketch they came up with.
In the end, Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death, his partner, life in jail. A once honored man fighting for our country ended up killing 168 people and injuring many more. I feel sad whenever I think about this, all those innocent people, I can’t imagine if I was one of them. I think that’s such a stupid way to express your feelings. To just go kill innocent people. Why not just talk to the government about it instead of taking lives that people cared about? The site ended up like this…