In News History: Unabomber Arrested
For 17 years, an elusive criminal sent homemade bombs that targeted universities, airlines and computer stores, killing three people and injuring 23 others.
Theodore Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, orchestrated these attacks from a small, hand-built cabin in the Montana wilderness.
The rudimentary home where Kaczynski was arrested on April 3, 1996, was taken into evidence by the FBI and has been on display in the Newseum's FBI exhibit since 2008, where it has fascinated hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Whether or not you've been here to see the cabin in person, there's more to explore online:
- Take an insider video tour of the cabin with a Newseum exhibit staffer.
- Hear from one of the FBI agents who was on the scene of the arrest.
- Read the 2008 Washington Post story recounting Kaczynski's objection to the Newseum's display of his cabin.
- Get a closer look at the life of a mad hermit in our interactive online exhibit.