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Retired FBI Agent: Fertilizer-Blast City 'Last Place’ Terrorists Would Hit

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 04:37 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The earthquake-like explosion that rocked a Texas fertilizer plant is most likely an accident — with the Lone Star State being an unlikely target for terrorists, retired FBI agent Jeff Lanza says.

“I don’t think it would tie into any type of terrorist attack,’’ Lanza told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

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“It’s a very, very high probability it was an accident.’’

Lanza — author of "Pistols to Press: Lessons on Communication from an FBI Agent’’ — said it is still early in the investigation into the blast that devastated a four-block area of the city of West.

As many as 15 people were killed and more than 160 were injured in the explosion that had the force of a magnitude-2.1 earthquake.

Officials say there is no preliminary indication the blast is anything beyond an industrial accident — noting that fertilizer can be highly unstable.

Lanza agrees.

“It’s probably an accident given the nature of fertilizer, of plants and the volatile materials and so forth,’’ he said.

“As far as a target of terrorism, I would say that’d be the last place terrorists would want to attack.’’

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