Incident Summary:

10/20/2007: No casualties were reported but a house was damaged when an unknown number of Animal Liberation Front (ALF) perpetrators broke a window and diverted a garden hose to flood the home of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Professor Edythe London in Beverly Hills neighborhood, Los Angeles, California, United States.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Los Angeles

Location Details:
The home of Professor London in Beverly Hills neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity UCLA Professor
Specific Description Edythe London
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 $30,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Sabotage Equipment
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 flooding caused between $20,000 and $40,000 in damage and ALF claimed responsibility in a post-incident post to an animal liberation website. The group accused London of addicting animals to nicotine and narcotics for research purposes.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
“Animal liberation group claims responsibility for house flooding,” Associated Press State & Local Wire, October 30, 2007.
Edward Truong, “Activists flood UCLA professor’s home,” University Wire, October 30, 2007.
“House flooded over monkey research,” United Press International, October 30, 2007.