Incident Summary:

7/1/1971: A member of the Chicano Liberation Front bombed the 63rd Army Reserve center in Los Angeles, California, United States. There were no casualties but the building sustained an estimated $2,400 in damages.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Los Angeles

Location Details:
1350 San Pablo St.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Army Reserve center
Specific Description 63rd Army Reserve center, Los Angeles California
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 $2,400.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information Shortly before the device detonated, an anonymous caller phoned the police warning that the Chicano Liberation Front placed a bomb at the Army Reserve center. The Chicano Liberation Army also 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." Furthermore, a fake bomb was also discovered at a travel agency in Beverly Hills around the same time as this incident (197107010002).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Chicano Liberation Front Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
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
"2 Bombs in L.A.; One Blasts Army Center, 2nd Fake," Los Angeles Times, July 3, 1971.
Paul Houston and Franz Rodriguez, "Chicano Militants Reportedly Claim 28 Bombings in L.A.," Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1971.
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.