Incident Summary:

06/05/2010: On Saturday night at about 0315, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, the Tandy Leather Factory store, located on 1107 South State Street, was set on fire by Walter Edmund Bond, a member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) - North America, who claimed responsibility for the incident on the BiteBack Animal Liberation Front website. The store sustained $20,000 of damage from the arson attack. Bond was later arrested in Glendale, Colorado on 07/24/2010.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Salt Lake City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Tandy Leather Factor
Specific Description The Tandy Leather Factory store
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
Weapon Details
An unknown incendiary device was 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) North America Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
BiteBack, "Leather Store Damaged by Arson," BiteBack, June 11, 2010,
Denver Channel 7, Wayne Harrison, "Suspect Arrested in Sheepskin Factory Arson," (July 24, 2010).
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Store Damaged in Arson by ALF in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, October 26, 2010.