Incident Summary:

02/25/2010: On Thursday, at the train station in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, someone planted a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, bullets, glue, lug nuts and pens in a waiting area at a train station. No group claimed responsibility. Police arrested a man, Roosevelt Terry, who was later exonerated when another man's fingerprint was found on the device. This person admitted to constructing the bomb. There were no reported casualties or damage. No motive was reported.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
101 East 125th Street and Park Avenue

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Specific Description Train Station
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack consisting of a bag of small explosives wrapped in shotgun shells, bullets, glue, lug nuts, and pens.
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
Wall Street Journal, "Amputee Arrested in Alleged Bomb Attempt," (February 25, 2010.)
Wall Street Journal, "Police Arrest Amputee in Bombing Attempt," LexisNexis Academic, Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2010.