Incident Summary:

09/04/2009: On Friday night at about 0330, assailants toppled two radio transmission towers belonging to the sports radio station KRKO with a bulldozer in Everett, Washington, United States, after assailants stole construction equipment from the site. The Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place at two transmission towers in Everett, Snohomish, Washington, United States.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Telecommunication
Name of Entity KRKO Radio Station
Specific Description Two radio transmission towers
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Unknown weapons were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Kiro TV, "Two Radio Transmission Towers Damaged in Assault by Earth Liberation Front in Snohomish, Washington, United States," Kiro TV, September 4, 2009."
"Associated Press, "Vandals Bring Down KRKO Towers," (September 4, 2009)."