Incident Summary:

03/07/2008: Another official in western Austria received a package containing acid when he opened it in Raab, Austria. Authorities say the administrator opened the package, but was not injured by the corrosive liquid it contained. Three other incidents occurred around the country where officials were sent packages containing butyric acid. One of the officials was treated for burns to both hands and thighs after he opened the package.

GTD ID:
200803070003

When:
2008-03-07

Country:
Austria

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Upper Austria

City:
Raab

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government Services
Specific Description Government administrator
Nationality of Target Austria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical
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 This is one of four incidents.
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 / 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
Sources
"William J. Kole, "Police say package containing acid mailed to 4th local official in Austria," The Associated Press, March 8, 2007."