Incident Summary:

6/22/1971: In a series of two incidents that might have been part of a multiple attack, suspected members of the Chicano Liberation Front bombed a campus security police car parked outside of the administration building at California State University, Los Angeles, United States. There were no casualties but the vehicle was destroyed.

GTD ID:
197106220002

When:
1971-06-22

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Los Angeles

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity California State University, Los Angeles
Specific Description Campus police vehicle at California State University, Los Angeles
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Campus police, California State University, Los Angeles
Specific Description Cal State Los Angeles campus police vehicle stationed outside of administration building.
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
Weapon Details
Bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This might be part of a multiple incident with 197106220003. The Chicano Liberation Front claimed credit for the incident in a tape recording sent to the Los Angeles Free Press. The CLF stated that they were "fed up with our people being treated like dogs." However, authorities could not confirm if the CLF actually committed the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Chicano Liberation Front (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
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
"Metropolitan: Bombs Explode at Two Schools," Los Angeles Times, June 23, 1971.
Paul Houston and Franz Rodriguez, "Chicano Militants Reportedly Claim 28 Bombings in L.A.," Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1971.