Incident Summary:

5/25/1987: In a series of related attacks, the Guerrilla Forces for Liberation bombed the New York Department Store in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Another bomb at the site failed to explode. There were no casualties but the store was damaged.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

Puerto Rico


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity New York Department Store
Specific Description New York Department Store, Caguas Puerto Rico
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 Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
Pipe bomb filled with black powder placed in a brown paper bag
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This is part of a multiple attack with 198705250007, 198705250008, 198705250009, 198705250010, 198705250011, and 198705250012. The Guerrilla Forces for Liberation claimed these attacks with an anonymous phone call to a Ponce Radio Station.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Guerrilla Forces for Liberation 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
"Terrorism in the United States 1987," Terrorist Research and Analytical Center, Counterterrorism Section Criminal Investigative Division, FBI, December 31, 1987.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America: A Chronology," Praeger Security International, 2005.