Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Riot, Assault on a Police Officer

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Photograph taken in 1981
Photograph taken in 1981
Photograph taken in 1981
Age Progressed Photograph 2016
Photograph taken in 1981


Donna Joan Borup

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of alleged domestic terrorist Donna Joan Borup.

Donna Joan Borup

The FBI is stepping up efforts to find an alleged domestic terrorist, Donna Joan Borup, who threw acid in the face of a New York City Port Authority police officer.

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May 13, 2019

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Rebecca Ann Morgan, Donna Borup, Donna Austopchuk


Date(s) of Birth Used August 5, 1952, March 5, 1947, April 10, 1950
Place of Birth South Amboy, New Jersey
Hair Brown (May be Graying)
Eyes Brown or Blue
Height 5'4" to 5'6"
Sex Female
Race White
Occupation Previously worked in graphic design and silkscreening
Nationality American
Scars and Marks None known
NCIC W292048338


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of Donna Joan Borup.


Borup has ties to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Canada.  Borup is thought to have a photographic memory and is highly intelligent.


Donna Joan Borup is wanted for her alleged participation in a violent anti-apartheid demonstration at JFK International Airport in Queens, New York, on September 26, 1981. During the riot, Borup allegedly tossed a caustic substance into the eyes of a Port Authority Police Officer, leaving him partially blind. At the time, Borup was a member of the May 19th Communist Organization, a Marxist-Leninist organization which advocated the armed revolution and violent overthrow of the United States Government. Borup, along with some accomplices, was arrested and released on bail pending trial in May of 1982.


On May 20, 1982, an arrest warrant was issued for Borup after she failed to appear for her trial on a Queens County indictment which charged her with riot in the first degree and assault in the first degree. On September 14, 1982, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Borup in the Eastern District of New York and she was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.


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