Incident Summary:

02/22/1981: A bomb exploded at the Hollywood Palladium Live Nation Venue on Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, United States. At the time the blast occurred, the venue was holding a banquet which was sponsored by the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians. No casualties resulted from the incident; however, minimal damage occurred. The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) later claimed responsibility for the incident in a communiqué.

GTD ID:
198110000001

When:
1981-10-00

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Los Angeles

Location Details:
6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Hollywood Palladium Live Nation Venue
Specific Description Hollywood Palladium, during a banquet sponsored by the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians
Specific Description banquet being sponsored by the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
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
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
FBI Analysis of Claimed Terrorist Incidents in the U.S.: 1981, Terrorist Research and Analytical Center, Terrorism Section, FBI, DOJ, 1981.