• Local forensic scientist talks about Brussels attacks

    By: Morgan Downing


    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Belgium terror attacks killed 31, injured over 100
    • Police issued alert for airport suspect
    • IS claimed responsibility for attacks
    • Local forensic expert talked about the attacks and the local implications


    Dr. Ronald Thrasher said these attacks are a good reminder for people locally. Thrasher and the rest of the forensic sciences department at OSU-Tulsa respond when called on by law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

    Thrasher said he couldn’t go into detail about their behind the scenes role during terror attacks, but said here in Tulsa people should know law enforcement officials are some of the best in the country.

    He said Tuesday’s terror attacks should serve as a reminder that vigilance is important 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    He said be aware of any strange packages or strange people.

    He said this sort of thing happens anywhere at any time: airports, federal buildings, large events and even at universities and schools.

    Thrasher said each attack is unique every time, but they all involve a multitude of intelligence and political entities.

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