Incident Summary:

12/10/1984: A high-order explosive detonated at the Puerto Rican National Guard Academy in Levittown, Puerto Rico. No casualties resulted from the incident, but it is unknown whether there was any property damage. A local Puerto Rican radio station quoted a media source in reporting that the Organization of Volunteers for the Puerto Rican Revolution (OVRP) claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that the reason for the bombing was to protest the United States involvement in Nicaragua. This incident is linked to four other similar bombings on the same day by OVRP in various parts of Puerto Rico (198412100005,198412100006,198412100007).

GTD ID:
198412100008

When:
1984-12-10

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

City:
Levittown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Puerto Rican National Guard Academy
Specific Description national guard academy
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
high-order explosive device
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The explosion occurred at approximately 7:30am; device detonated near drinking fountain in the Academy; This incident is linked to four other similar bombings on the same day by OVRP in various parts of Puerto Rico (198412100005, 198412100006, 198412100007, and 198412100009).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Organization of Volunteers for the Puerto Rican Revolution Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
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
United Press International, December 10, 1984.
"FBI Analysis of Terrorist Incidents and Terrorist Related Activities in the United States: 1984," Terrorist Research and Analytical Center, Terrorism Section, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI, 1984.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.