Incident Summary:

11/07/2017: Assailants broke a window and put a bomb on the window sill at Women's Health Practice at 2125 South Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois, United States. The device failed to detonate and was defuse by authorities. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attempted attack to the White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia.

GTD ID:
201711070054

When:
2017-11-07

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Illinois

City:
Champaign

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 2125 South Neil Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Women's Health Practice
Specific Description Clinic
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
A PVC pipe bomb containing thermite and a magnesium strip was used in the attack.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White Rabbit Three Percent Illinois Patriot Freedom Fighters Militia No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Illinois bomb suspects burrow in White Rabbit Militia," ABC 7 Eyewitness News (Chicago), March 19, 2018."
"UPDATED: Authorities investigating 'potential bomb' at women's health clinic," The News-Gazette, November 7, 2017."