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Michigan man sues UNABOMber suspect

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 22 -- A Lansing, Mich., man injured in a 1985 mail bombing said Thursday he will sue UNABOMber suspect Theodore Kaczynski for allegedly causing the blast. Nicklaus Suino, a former University of Michigan grad student, says he suffered burns, hearing loss and other injuries when he opened a mail bomb believed sent by Kaczynski to a U-M professor.

The 36-year-old Suino, now a law student and martial arts instructor will seek more than $10,000 in damages in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court lawsuit. Kaczynski, who is in the Sacramento County Jail, is believed the person responsible for several bombings over the past 17 years that have killed three people and injured 23 others, including Suino. In November 1985, Suino was working for U-M psychology professor James V. McConnell when he opened a mail bomb addressed to McConnell's Scio Township, Mich., home. The package, from Salt Lake City, was intended for McConnell, author of a book 'Understanding Human Behavior. ' McConnell was not injured by the blast that put a 6-inch hole in a kitchen counter and sprayed shrapnel over Suino. Suino, now attending Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., still carries scars on his left arm and abdomen from the explosion. He claims to have also suffered blurred vision and emotional anguish since the explosion. It is not know what connection, if any, Kaczynski had with McConnell. Kaczynski earned a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1964 and a doctorate in the summer of 1967. Past professors and acquaintances at the school could only dimly recall Kaczynski as a bright but quiet mathematics student.

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