New D.C. FBI exhibit includes terror and cyber crime artifacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – A new exhibit opened Friday in Washington D.C. that highlights a new age of crime fighting.

“Inside Today’s FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror” is an updated and expanded version of a popular, long-running exhibit at the Newseum, a museum devoted to news and journalism located a few blocks from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

vehicle-charges-500The exhibit includes evidence and artifacts never before seen by the public, including the blue Toyota Corolla abandoned by terrorist hijackers prior to the 9/11 attacks and the explosives-laden Nissan Pathfinder used in a failed attempt to bomb New York City’s Times Square in 2010.

Among other artifacts are on display are from the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, including the handcuffs that restrained bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

“The FBI has had a long and successful partnership with the Newseum,” said Mike Kortan, FBI assistant director of public affairs. “We are pleased that the expanded exhibit provides even more opportunity for people to learn about the FBI and our mission to protect the country.”

In July 2015, the exhibit closed for renovations and opened Friday in a larger space with more than 160 artifacts, most of which are on loan from the FBI.

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