Incident Summary:

7/18/1971: Suspected members of the Chicano Liberation Front bombed a Monterey Park branch of the Bank of America in Los Angeles, California, United States. There were no casualties but the explosion caused extensive damage to the interior of the building.

GTD ID:
197107180003

When:
1971-07-18

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Los Angeles

Location Details:
1969 South Atlantic Blvd.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Bank of America
Specific Description Monterey Park branch of Bank of America, Los Angeles
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?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The bomb detonated at 10:21 PM. The Chicano Liberation Front claimed credit 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: Bank in Monterey Park Bombed," Los Angeles Times, July 19, 1971.
Paul Houston and Franz Rodriguez, "Chicano Militants Reportedly Claim 28 Bombings in L.A.," Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1971.