- Associated Press - Sunday, April 24, 2011

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The FBI on Sunday released a suspect’s name in an attempted bombing at a Colorado mall, saying they were launching a nationwide search for the man believed to have carried out the botched plan on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings.

The FBI said it is looking for 65-year-old Earl Albert Moore in Wednesday’s attempted attack about 2 miles from the school where 13 people were killed 12 years ago. Authorities said they discovered a pipe bomb and two propane tanks in a hallway of the food court of the Southwest Plaza Mall. The explosives, which did not detonate, were found after a fire in the hallway was reported, prompting an evacuation of the mall. No one was injured.

Moore has an extensive criminal record and should be considered dangerous, federal officials said.

Investigators have exhausted all leads locally and have put out an alert to every FBI office the country, FBI spokesman Dave Joly said.

“Last time we knew where he was locally was around noon Wednesday at the mall,” he said, referring to the previously released surveillance photos. The photos show a man believed to be Moore riding a public bus leaving the mall the night before the fire. Other photos showed the suspect carrying a plastic shopping bag while riding an escalator.

Moore is described as being between 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 200 to 225 pounds. He’s bald with blue eyes and a grey mustache and has a tattoo of a Viking on each of his arms.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation records show that Moore has been arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, theft, and possession of burglary tools.

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