Terrorist Acts Using Poison

  • Michael FarrellEmail author


This chapter looks at attempts to define and characterise terrorism. It describes a historical plot in which the group Nakam sought to poison Nazis and other Germans to revenge the deaths of Holocaust victims. More recently, terrorist poison plots and attacks have occurred in various countries. In the United Kingdom Husnain Rashid was convicted in 2018, and Kamel Bourgass in 2003. Sarin attacks were launched in the Japanese city of Matsumoto and on the Tokyo subway. In Chicago, potassium cyanide was introduced into Tylenol medication capsules. These incidents are examined in relation to Situational Crime Prevention. They are also reviewed from the perspective of means, motive, opportunity, location, and perpetrator-victim relationships.


Terrorist acts Poison plots Husnain Rashid Kamel Bourgass Matsumoto attack Tokyo subway killings Tylenol tampering 


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  1. 1.Stoke Lacy, HerefordshireUK

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