Incident Summary:

1/3/2000: In a series of related incidents, a bomb placed in a package was sent to an abortion clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The device was discovered and subsequently disarmed.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Abortion clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio
Specific Description
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Letter Bomb
Weapon Details
Shrapnel bombs placed in a package designed to explode upon opening. It is believed that the device was powerful enough to kill whoever opened it.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This is part of a multiple attack with 200001030008. The owner of the abortion clinic, Debi Jackson, noticed the suspicious package and notified authorities. She also alerted the Cincinnati Planned Parenthood.
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
"Abortion Clinics Evacuated After Threats of Anthrax," American Health Line, January 4, 2000.
Patricia Baird-Windle and Eleanor J. Bader, "Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism," Palgrave, 2001.