Incident Summary:

7/2/1970: Suspected Black Panthers bombed the Components Concept Corporation, a Black-owned business in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. There were no casualties but the building was destroyed and equipment within the building was damaged.

GTD ID:
197007020005

When:
1970-07-02

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nebraska

City:
Omaha

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Black owned business working on a government contract
Specific Description Components Concept Corporation
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information It is believed that the materials of the bomb in this incident were similar to the materials used in the bombing of the Omaha Police Station a month earlier (197006110003). The owner of the business had publicly thanked the city council and a local bank for their assistance in moving his company to a larger building. It is believed that the owner was considered an "Uncle Tom."
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.
Marcia McKnight Trick, "Chronology of Incidents of Terroristic, Quasi-Terroristic, and Political Violence in the United States: January 1965 to March 1976," National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals: Report of the Task Force on Disorders and Terrorism, 1976.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.