Incident Summary:

7/28/2006: Naveed Afzal Haq forced his way into Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, headquarters of the philanthropic organization, building by holding a gun to the head of a teenage girl. He then shot 6 women working there, killing one of them and injuring the other five. One of the victims called 911. Dispatchers calmed Haq and he exited the building with his hands on his head, where police arrested him.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Jewish Philanthropic Organization
Specific Description Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The mental state of the individual has been questioned. He has been arrested in the past for indecent exposure and had a history of mental problems.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Semitic extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sharyn L. Decker, "Multiple Charges Filed in Seattle Shootings Six were Attacked at Jewish Center", The Washington Post, July 30, 2006.
Toby Harden, "Muslim shoots six in the US and blames Israel", The Sunday Telegraph, July 30, 2006.
Stuart Winter, "Women are shot by gunman in rampage against US Jews", Sunday Express, July 30, 2006.