Incident Summary:

03/22/2000: Three employees at an Internal Revenue Service processing center in Ogden, Utah, U.S.A. were injured when they handled letters contaminated with an unknown chemical agent.

GTD ID:
200003220005

When:
2000-03-22

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Utah

City:
Ogden

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Specific Description Employees at a Internal Revenue Service processing center in Ogden, Utah
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Poisoning
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Mysterious Powder Found in IRS Return,” The Associated Press State and Local Wire, March 23, 2000.
Matthew Ott, “IRS Receiving Room Quarantined After Substance Discovered in Envelope,” The Associated Press, March 23, 2000.
“3 at IRS Get Rash From Toxic Mailing,” The Deseret News, March 23, 2000.