Incident Summary:

07/10/2002: High-rises in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. were evacuated after two smoke bombs went off. No one was injured and no one claimed responsibility, but the bombings had the signatures of an animal rights attack.

GTD ID:
200207100001

When:
2002-07-10

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Washington

City:
Seattle

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description The Marsh Apartment Buildings in Seattle, Washington
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Smoke bombs 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
Additional Information The animal rights group Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty denied responsibility but applauded the attacks.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) (suspected) No
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
Sources
"Ian Ith and Dave Birkland, "Smoke Bombs Set Off in 2 Buildings," The Seattle Times, July 11, 2002."