Untitled (The Bomb Is Dropped)
Dropping the bomb on MOVE's compound
Police dropped the bomb from a state police helicopter as it flew over the compound. The target was a fortified bunker on the roof, which police planned to enter through once it collapsed. Lt. Frank Powell was ordered to drop the bomb. At about 5:30 pm, after almost ten hours of conflict, the bomb hit the roof, but missed the bunker. As a result, gas tanks that were on the roof caught on fire. Now, city officials faced another difficult decision concerning the quickly spreading fire.
Democracy Now, "MOVE Bombing At 30: 'Barbaric' 1985 Philadelphia Police Attack Killed 11 & Burned A Neighborhood"
PBS broadcast was May 5, 1987, but the bombing was May 13, 1985.
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