Incident Summary:

3/28/1999: Frank Darwin Alexander sent a mail bomb addressed to John Hagee, a preacher with Cornerstone Ministries, in San Antonio. The device detonated at the Dallas, Texas, United States bulk mail center. There were no casualties but machinery and equipment at the facility were slightly damaged.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Antonio

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Christian Evangelist
Specific Description John Hagee
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 Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
Pipe bomb sent in a package
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information On the same that the bomb detonated, Frank Darwin Alexander called the Southern Nevada Mental Health Institute stating that he sent the device. Anderson also sent mail bombs to the White house and the Las Vegas ATF office (199903260005 and 199903290005).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (pre-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Robert Macy, "Former Morgan City Resident Admits Sending Bombs to Clinton, Texas Evangelist," Associated Press, September 18, 1999.
Robbery Macy. "Man Linked to Dallas Bombing Charged With Bomb Threat on ATF," Associated Press, April 1, 1999.
Angela Simoneaux, "Man Admits Sending White House Bomb, Explosive Device One of Two Originated in Morgan City," State-Times/Morning Advocate, September 18, 1999.