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Bomb school: How agents train to solve bombings

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The investigation into who set off the bombs in Boston is in full gear.  In an experience a decade ago, reporter Paul Orlousky revisits a story done a decade ago from the place where the ATF agents train to solve bombings.

It happens at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georgia.  Agents get a mix of classroom and field training.

At the time, we were given unprecedented access to ATF facilities including it's bomb range.

We watched as an agent placed a bomb in a car.  Agents in training had no idea what kind of bomb it was.  After the blast, it was the job of the agents to solve the crime.

In those situations, the crime scene becomes a mobile laboratory.  Agents use sifting tables to allow agents to find the tiniest clue that can lead them to answers.  They also make detailed drawings.

As long as terrorists exist, the science to catch them will not only exist, but grow.

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