Incident Summary:

02/17/2010: On Wednesday afternoon, in Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Florida, two acid bombs went off at popular restaurants along the water. No injuries were reported. No group claimed responsibility.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity
Specific Description Restaurants
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 Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Chemical Explosive
Weapon Details
Two acid bombs were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
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 / 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
My Fox Tampa Bay, "Acid Bombs Planted at Restaurants," (February 17, 2010.)
St. Petersburg Times, "Boy's Acid Bomb Separate from Other Attacks," LexisNexis Academic, St. Petersburg Times, February 18, 2010.
St. Petersburg Times, "Camera Catches Trio of Acid Bomb Suspects," LexisNexis Academic, St. Petersburg Times, February 18, 2010.