Incident Summary:

4/14/1986: Members of the Organization of Volunteers for the Puerto Rican Revolution bombed the student center at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. There were no casualties but a bathroom was damaged.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico

Rio Piedras

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Specific Description Student center at the University of Puerto Rico
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Explosive device
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This incident took place around 6:15 PM. The Organization of Volunteers for the Puerto Rican Revolution claimed this attack with an anonymous phone call to United Press International.
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
"FBI Analysis of Terrorist Incidents in the United States 1986," Terrorist Research and Analytical Center, Terrorism Section Criminal Investigative Division, FBI, 1986.
"Caribbean News Briefs," United Press International, April 14, 1986.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.