Incident Summary:

06/24/2007: An incendiary device and flammable liquids were planted next to the BMW vehicle of UCLA professor, Arthur Rosenbaum, outside of his residence at 465 Loring Avenue in Los Angeles, California in the United States. The device was lit, but because of a malfunctioned fuse, it did not ignite. Thus, there were no injuries, nor damage. In a communiqué issued to the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, the Animal Liberation Brigade claimed responsibility for the attempted firebombing, stating that Rosenbaum, who had been regularly harassed by animal-rights activists for his research work with cats and monkeys, should watch his back or he would face injections into his eyes like the primates. Though the L.A. field office for the U.S. Department of Justice ATF Bureau put out a $110,000 reward for information on the perpetrators, no individual perpetrators were identified from the anonymous claim.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Los Angeles

Location Details:
outside 465 Loring Ave., the residence of UCLA researcher

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity UCLA Professor
Specific Description UCLA Professor, Arthur Rosenbaum's personal vehicle
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
incendiary device w/ fuse and 1 gallon of fuel
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
Additional Information The professor had been a target of harassment in the past by animal rights activists through phone calls, emails and intimidating threats screamed over bullhorns.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Revolutionary Cells-Animal Liberation Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
"Attempted Firebombing of UCLA Researcher's Car Investigated as Terrorism," City News Service, June 28, 2007.
Patrick Range McDonald, "Monkey Madness at Ucla; Violent radicals aim to kill Jules Stein Eye Institute researchers who test on animals," LA Weekly (California), August 9, 2007.
"Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Those Responsible For Attempted Terrorist Attack at Home of University of California: Los Angeles Professor," US Fed News, July 24, 2007.