Incident Summary:

12/15/1970: Unknown perpetrators firebombed three offices of the Army R.O.T.C. at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, United States. There were no casualties and the damages to the offices were modest. Some military records were lost.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity R.O.T.C.
Specific Description Army R.O.T.C. offices, University of Connecticut
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
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktail gasoline in a bottle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The fire was discovered at 1:45 AM.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Student Radicals 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
U. of Connecticut Fire Bomb Target," New York Times, December 16, 1970.
Lester A. Sobel, "Political Terrorism," Facts on File, Inc., 1975.
"UConn Building Bombed," The Day, December 15, 1970.