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Suspected Synagogue Bomber Skipped Town on a Greyhound Bus Bound For New York

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Ron Hirsch (Courtesy Santa Monica PD)
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The 60-year-old homeless man believed to have set off an explosive device next to Santa Monica's Chabad House last week may have left town on a bus bound for New York, reports LA Now. The FBI believe that the suspect, Ron Hirsch, boarded a Greyhound bus on Thursday, however they also think he got off the bus, possibly in Denver, and "further deviated from his original route."Hirsch is thought to be responsible for making a bomb composed of gunpowder and other materials the FBI traced to him; the device was left outside the Chabad House on Thursday. The FBI say Hirsch, who also goes by the name Israel Fisher, should be considered "extremely dangerous."