Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Cokeville, United States--16 May 1986

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 16 May 1986

Location: Cokeville, Wyoming, United States

Type of event: terrorism


A couple took 150 hostages in a school in Cokeville, Wyoming. Children were forced to surround a homemade bomb while the couple demanded a ransom. The bomb accidentally exploded, killing the female terrorist and injuring many children; the male terrorist, in another room at the time, killed himself.

Consequences: 2 killed, 79 injured


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