‘Unabomber,’ whose attacks terrorized US, dies in prison

The “Unabomber,” Ted Kaczynski, who scared Americans from 1978 to 1995 with his intermittent, covert bombing campaign, passed away on Saturday in custody, according to US officials.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Kaczynski, 81, who was responsible for three fatalities and twenty-one injuries as a result of his attacks, was discovered unconscious at a federal prison medical facility in Butner, North Carolina, at 00:25 am (0425 GMT). After being transported to the hospital, he was declared formally deceased later that morning.

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The solitary Harvard-educated mathematician launched his violent campaign from a hut in rural Montana with the stated intention of slowing the advancement of contemporary technology and civilization. His victims included academics and unidentified people.

Over over two decades, he sent or hand-delivered bombs, confusing authorities trying to apprehend him.

The FBI only learned about Kaczynski’s prior life after his arrest and name were made public; in this incarnation, he had a 167 IQ score and enrolled in college at the age of 16.

The nickname of “Unabomber” came from his targeting of a university and an airline company, leading the FBI to dub him the “University and Airline Bomber.”

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