Incident Summary:

10/25/1994: Three members of the Aryan Republican Army robbed the Columbus National Bank in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The perpetrators left an explosive device at the bank that authorities later determined to be operable. $3,400 was stolen.

GTD ID:
199410250010

When:
1994-10-25

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Ohio

City:
Columbus

Location Details:
Livingston Avenue

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Columbus National Bank
Specific Description Columbus National Bank, Columbus Ohio
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 $3,400.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Remote Trigger
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Weapon Details
.22 caliber rifle, semi-automatic pistols, automatic assault rifle, and a plastic pipe bomb consisting of a nine-volt battery, a pager, and nails.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information The robbery took place at 11:15 AM. Pete Langan stole the money while Scott Stedeford placed the explosive device, which was inside a lunchbox, on the floor of the bank. Richard Guthrie drove the getaway car.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Aryan Republican Army No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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 States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, "United States of America v. Peter Kevin Langan," No. 99-3146, August 30, 2001.
Mark S. Hamm, "In Bad Company: America's Terrorist Underground," Northeastern University Press, 2002.
"Two Get Jail in Supremacist Plot," Reading Eagle, March 14, 1998.