Incident Summary:

10/19/2010: Anti-government extremist Ryszard Cyba, 62, attacked Law and Justice party office in Lodz, Poland. One man was killed and another one was injured in the attack. Cyba was armed with a handgun, a knife, and a stun gun. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

GTD ID:
201010190015

When:
2010-10-19

Country:
Poland

Region:
Eastern Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Lodz

City:
Lodz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Law and Justice party
Specific Description Marek Rosiak and Pawel Kowalski
Nationality of Target Poland
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Firearms Other Gun Type
Weapon Details
A 22 caliber Walther gun, a 24 cm (ca. 9 inch) a hunting knife, and a stun gun
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 Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Government extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
"Political Murder in the PiS office," TVN24.com, November 24, 2011
"Ryszard Cyba condemned to life imprisonment," Onet.pl, December 20, 2011.