Incident Summary:

02/25/2010: On Thursday, at the train station in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, police arrested Roosevelt Terry, an amputee who planted a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, bullets, glue, lug nuts and pens in a waiting area at a station. No group claimed responsibility. There were no reported casualties or damage.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The attack took place in a train station in Harlem in New York.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity
Specific Description The targets were private citizens.
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack consisting of a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, bullets, glue, lug nuts, and pens.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Wall Street Journal, "Amputee Arrested in Alleged Bomb Attempt," (February 25, 2010.)"
"Wall Street Journal, "Police Arrest Amputee in Bombing Attempt," LexisNexis Academic, Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2010."