Schumer calls for tips on 1988 act of terrorism

Charles Schumer, Richard Blumenthal

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Over 200 people, including dozens of upstate New Yorkers were killed when a bomb, hidden in a radio exploded aboard pan American flight 103 as it crossed Scotland, bound for the United States.

It’s been over 25 years since that act of terrorism and only one person has convicted in the deadly bombing. Now Senator Schumer, along with several other senators, are introducing legislation that would increase the reward offered for any new information that could lead to the arrest or conviction of suspects involved in the 1988 tragedy.

“For any relative for someone who died on that flight the whole in their heart will never heal, but at least we ought to do everything we can to find those who did the dead and bring them to the appropriate punishment,” said Schumer.

The reward is currently at $5 million which is the maximum, but Senator Schumer says that hasn’t done enough, saying raising it to $10 million may help.

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