The former FBI agent who led the team that captured one of the most notorious terrorist in U.S. history spoke to ABC7 News about his new book "The Unabomber: Detailing the Hunt and Capture of Ted Kaczynski.
Kaczynski was taken down, ending a 17-year search for the serial bomber. The FBI dubbed the case "UNABOM," since their suspect targeted universities and airlines. Kaczynski killed three people and hurt 23 others before freeman's team tracked him to a remote cabin in Montana in 1996. The agents tricked him into coming to the door by posing as surveyors.
Former FBI agent Jim Freeman said, "We pulled off a rouse that allowed Ted to be arrested right at the front door of his cabin without him being able to get back inside where he did have rifles, where he did have a live bomb under his bed that we found during the search."
Freeman will be talking about the "UNABOM" case and terrorism in America in general at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, Saturday at 7 p.m.
Former FBI agent releases book on Unabomber