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Security footage from the facilities show a man loading 43 tanks of various sizes into a dark-colored minivan, according to sources.
Twenty-four of the tanks are said to be the size and style used to fuel forklifts, sources said. Also taken were nine tanks that hold 100 pounds of fuel, four 50 pound tanks, four 33 pound tanks and two 2 pound tanks, according to sources.
Investigators sent out a bulletin to authorities across Northeast Philadelphia asking them to be on the lookout for the van and thief.
Slingshot pellets, razors and ammo were purchased over the Thanksgiving weekend from a Walmart in Lee's Summit. The FBI, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Lee's Summit Police were alerted.
originally posted by: Prezbo369
Are propane tanks practical enough to use as IEDs?
I mean I know they're explosive, but they're not that explosive are they?
Plus they're relatively big and bulky, hard to conceal etc
Propane tanks do not explode. They do not implode and nor do they rupture or come apart on their own. In fact, bringing a propane tank to the point of "explosion" is a tremendously difficult and time consuming task that's not as simple as most people think.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: Tardacus
None of those videos show exploding propane tanks. When they are shot they rupture and the expelling gas can cause them to act like a projectile but they do not explode. They will not even ignite when shot unless they are ruptured near an open flame.