Incident Summary:

11/16/2010: On Tuesday, at the University of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, members of the Justice Department, an animal rights group, sent AIDS infected razor blades to Stephanie Groman and David Jentsch, primate vivisectors, with the message to stop vivisection. Officials, however, have not confirmed that the blood on the razors was contaminated with AIDS. The group issued a claim of responsibility through three separate anonymous communiqu├ęs obtained by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office and the BiteBack magazine website, in addition to issuing more threats that vivisectors' throats would be cut if they did not stop primate vivisection.

GTD ID:
201011160004

When:
2010-11-16

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Los Angeles

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the University of Los Angeles.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity University of Los Angeles
Specific Description Stephanie Groman and David Jentsch, primate vivisectors working for the University of Los Angeles,
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Biological
Weapon Details
Un unspecified number of razor blades containing blood that was claimed by the perpetrators to be contaminated with AIDS was used in the attack.
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
The Justice Department Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Sources
"Bite Back, "UCLA Vivisector Receives Threat," Bite Back, November 16, 2010, http://directaction.info/news_nov16_10.htm."
"Michael Martinez &, Nick Valencia, "Activist Group Claims to Send AIDS-Tainted Razors to Animal Researcher," CNN, November 24, 2010, http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/11/24/california.ucla.threat/index.html?hpt=T2."
"Robert Faturechi, "UCLA Researcher Says He Won't Be Deterred by Animal Activists' Attacks," Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2010, www.latimes.com/health/la-me-targeted-professor-20101125,0,3117053.story."