Incident Summary:

2/10/1971: Charles Lawrence, a member of a Neo-Nazi group, placed a dynamite bomb at the home of Ben Maidenburg in Akron, Ohio, United States. Maidenburg was the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal. The bomb was discovered and subsequently removed.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Placed on front porch

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
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 No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
Four sticks of dynamite connected to a clock
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 bomb was set to detonate at 8:30 PM but was discovered four hours earlier. Charles Lawrence was an organizer for the National Socialist White People's Party. Ben Maidenburg's house was bombed seven months earlier by an unknown perpetrator (197007040004).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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.