Incident Summary:

04/03/2000: A letter mailed to the IRS office in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. contained an unknown chemical agent that injured 3 people.

GTD ID:
200004030006

When:
2000-04-03

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Missouri

City:
Kansas City

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 An IRS office in Kansas City, Missouri
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
“Metropolitan Digest,” The Kansas City Star, April 6, 2000.
“Across the USA News from Every State,” USA Today, April 5, 2000.