Incident Summary:

09/09/2002: Members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) are suspected of setting arson to a private home under construction at Old Oak Drive in Washtenaw County, Michigan in the United States. There were no casualties reported in the incident; the home was in the early phases of construction, and thus, was completely destroyed by the fire. The monetary amount or property damage is unknown.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at a house on Old Oak Drive in Washtenaw County, MI

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity private residence
Specific Description private residence under construction, on Old Oak Drive in Washtenaw County, MI
Nationality of Target United States
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Incident occurred around 1:30am.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
Maryanne George, "Investigators Link Militants to Washtenaw County, Mich., House Fires," Detroit Free Press, May 27, 2003.