30 Years Later: FBI Still Hunting for Demonstrator Who Partially Blinded Officer at JFK Airport

Joan Borup/fbi photo
By Allan Lengel

It was Sept. 26, 1981 when Donna Joan Borup showed up to an anti-apartheid rally at JFK Airport in Queens and allegedly tossed an acid-like substance into the eyes of Port Authority Police Officer Evan Goodstein.

Goodstein ended up partially blind and had to resign from the force.

Thirty years later, the FBI hasn’t given up on finding Borup, a member of the 19th Communist Organization, a Marxist-Leninist Organization, who was arrested after the incident and released on bail.

“Borup has been on the run for too long and deserves to be brought to justice for her alleged attack against a law enforcement officer. We’re asking the public to look at these photos and to contact the FBI if they recognize Borup,” said Supervisory Special Agent Tim Flannelly in a statement.

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