Incident Summary:

11/11/1986: Unknown perpetrators placed a bomb within the Queens Women's Medical Office in New York, United States. The explosive device was discovered under a cushion of a couch six hours before it was scheduled to detonate. The dynamite bomb was subsequently defused.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
Queens; Bomb placed underneath couch cushion

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity
Specific Description Queens Women's Medical Office
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Dynamite/TNT
Weapon Details
Three sticks of dynamite wired to an alarm clock
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 was first discovered at 8:30 AM. The device was set to detonate at 2:00 PM.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists No
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
Joseph P. Fried, "After Warning, Bomb is Found in Queens Clinic," New York Times, November 12, 1986.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.