Incident Summary:

05/23/1975: Suspected members of the Armed Forces for National Liberation (FALN) bombed a bank in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The explosion shattered the front windows of the bank, but it is unknown if there were any casualties.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

San Juan

Location Details:
1 at bank

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity bank
Specific Description bank
Nationality of Target Puerto Rico
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fuerzas Armadas de Liberacion Nacional (FALN) (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"2 Bomb Blasts in San Juan," New York Times, May 24, 1975.
William Sater, "Puerto Rican Terrorists: A Possible Threat to U.S. Energy Installations?," RAND, October 1981.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.