Incident Summary:

7/4/1970: Unknown perpetrators threw a pipe bomb through the garage window of Ben Maidenburg's house in Akron, Ohio, United States. Maidenburg was the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal. There were no casualties but the blast caused $10,000 in damages.



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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Akron Beacon Journal
Specific Description Home of the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Newspaper publisher
Specific Description Home of Ben Maidenburg
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 $10,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
Pipe filled with explosives thrown into garage
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Seven months later there was an attempted bombing at Ben Maidenburg's house by a Neo-Nazi (197102100003).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"Neo-Nazi Accused of Placing Bomb at Publisher's Home," New York Times, March 18, 1971.
"Bomb Left At Home of Publisher," Washington Post, February 12, 1971.
"Arrest Follows Kidnap Threat To Publisher," Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 6, 1974.