Incident Summary:

01/13/2001: The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) attacked Melo’s Construction Corporation on Long Island, New York U.S.A. The group set equipment on fire causing $8,000 in damages. There were no injuries or fatalities.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

Miller Place

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Melo's Construction Company
Specific Description Melo's Construction Company offices in Long Island
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 $8,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Andy Geller, “FBI Storms L.I. Home in Hunt for Eco Terrorists,” The New York Post, January 17, 2001.
Bob Kappstatter, “FBI Raids L.I. House in Terror Probe,” Daily News, January 17, 2001.
Robert E. Kessler, “Sources: 2nd Teens Home Raided,” Newsday, January 21, 2001.