Incident Summary:

10/17/2000: A sniper shot at a train traveling between the between the Normanhurst and Thornleigh suburbs of Sydney, Australia. No casualties were reported as a result of the incident. It was unknown who was responsible for the incident.




Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

New South Wales


Location Details:
This incident was took place between the Normanhurst and Thornleigh suburbs of Sydney.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Cityrail
Specific Description Cityrail Train Traveling Between the Normanhurst and Thornleigh suburbs of Sydney
Nationality of Target Australia
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information A similar incident was reported to have occurred on October 15, 2000.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
“Sniper hits two trains in five days,” The Daily Telegraph, October 19, 2000.