Incident Summary:

03/25/2000: Unknown perpetrator(s) sent a packaged bomb to the residence of Richard Simer, an employee of Revlon Inc., who was on the verge of retiring at the time. The bomb was disguised in a package, addressed to him, and placed in his driveway. Upon opening it in his kitchen, the bomb exploded, causing Simer to suffer the loss of a finger and leg and chest injuries. The blast also resulted in holes through ceilings and walls and shattered a door.

GTD ID:
200003250005

When:
2000-03-25

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Arizona

City:
Chandler

Location Details:
at residence near Warner and Dobson Roads in Chandler, AZ

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Richard Simer, employee of Revlon Inc., targeted at his home
Specific Description Richard Simer, employee of Revlon Inc., targeted at his residence
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
package bomb
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 The incident occurred at about 6:15 a.m.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Man hurt after package bomb explodes in home," Associated Press State & Local Wire, March 26, 2000.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America," Praeger Security International, 2005.