Incident Summary:

04/17/2008: On Thursday at 17:30, several shots were fired at workers at the Budafok depot in Budapest, Hungary province, Hungary. It was believed that the sniper was using an air gun with bearing balls. The attack, which lasted for several hours, happened prior to a 24 hour strike by the company's workers. No casualties were reported and no claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200804170002

When:
2008-04-17

Country:
Hungary

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Hungary

City:
Budafok

Location Details:
The attack took place at the Budafok depot in Budapest, Hungary province, Hungary.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Budapest Transport Company (BKV)
Specific Description Workers for one of Budapest Transport Company's (BKV) depots
Nationality of Target Hungary
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
It was believed that the sniper was using an air gun with bearing balls.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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
Sources
Portfolio, "Budapest Transport Company Depots Under Siege," Portfolio, April 18, 2008.
Agence France Presse, "Second Public Transport Strike in Two weeks Hits Budapest," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, April 18, 2008.