Incident Summary:

07/25/2008: On Friday, two Neo-Nazi assailants stabbed a young Irish man nine times at a beach party in La Jolla, California, United States, critically injuring the man. No group claimed responsibility and the man is recovered.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


La Jolla

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Tourists
Name of Entity
Specific Description The two assailants targeted an Irish tourist.
Nationality of Target Ireland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knives were used in the attack.
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 The two perpetrators were described as Neo Nazi skinheads.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sign On San Diego, "Stabbed Tourist is Making a Recovery," (July 25, 2008).
Doyle, Michael, "Lad, 21, Knifed by 'Skinheads'," World News Connection, Sun, July 26, 2008.