FBI offers reward for two female fugitives from NY, Pennsylvania

A mock-up of what Donna Joan Borup might look like today, made in 2011. Borup is wanted by the FBI and the Port Authority Police. She is accused of blinding a Port Authority police officer 32 years ago during a political riot. Credit: FBI
A mock-up of what Donna Joan Borup might look like today, made in 2011.
Credit: FBI

Federal agents in New York and Philadelphia are on the hunt for two women accused of violent acts of domestic terrorism in the early 1980s.

Donna Joan Borup and Elizabeth Anna Duke are accused of being members of an anti-government group called the May 19th Communist Organization that called for armed, violent revolution. Feds believe the two women might be on the lam together.

Rewards are being offered for information leading directly the arrests of Borup and Duke: $50,000 for each woman.

The reward for Borup’s capture comes in part from the FBI in New York, but also from the Port Authority and the Port Authority Benevolent Association.

Borup, who the FBI describes as highly intelligent and may have a photographic memory, is accused of throwing a caustic substance in the face of a Port Authority police officer during a violent anti-apartheid riot in Queens 32 years ago today, on Sept. 26, 1981. The police officer was left partially blind.

Borup was at that time arrested, but released on bail awaiting trial in May 1982. She failed to appear in court for her indictment on charges of riot in the first degree and assault in the first degree. On Sept. 14, 1982, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Borup, charging her with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

The FBI said Borup is skilled in silk-screening and previously worked in graphic design. She was born in South Amboy, N.J., and has ties to Philadelphia and Horsham, Pa. Feds said she may wear eyeglasses and baggy clothes.

Duke has been a fugitive since October 1985, after being arrested in May 1985 in Bucks County, Pa., with another radical who was wanted in connection with the Brinks armored car robbery in Nanuet, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 1981. She is wanted for several violent criminal acts during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The FBI said both women should be considered armed and dangerous.

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.