Incident Summary:

6/11/1970: Suspected members of the Black Panther Party bombed Omaha Police Department's North Assembly Building in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. There were no casualties but the blast ripped a four foot hole in the corner of building and shattered several windows.

GTD ID:
197006110003

When:
1970-06-11

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nebraska

City:
Omaha

Location Details:
Against outside wall of building

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Omaha Police Department
Specific Description North Assembly Building of Omaha Police Department
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
Suspected use of dynamite
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information There were twenty police officers stationed in the building at the time. If the bomb was positioned in a more strategic location it could have caused the building to collapse. It is believed that materials used in the bomb were similar to those used in the bombing of a business in Omaha a month later (197007020005).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Black Panthers (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
Committee on Internal Security House of Representatives, "Black Panther Party, Part 4," U.S. Government Printing Office, October-November, 1970.
Committee on Government Operations United States Senate, "Riots, Civil, and Criminal Disorders," U.S. Government Printing Office, August 6, 1970.
"Bomb Rips Police Unit in Omaha," Washington Post, June 13, 1970.