Incident Summary:

01/01/2012: An assailant threw an incendiary device at the American Family Planning clinic in Pensacola, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. An individual, identified as Bobby Joe Rogers, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he carried out the attack due to his anti-abortion beliefs.

GTD ID:
201201010020

When:
2012-01-01

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Florida

City:
Pensacola

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity American Family Planning
Specific Description Clinic
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A firebomb 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 Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Abortion extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
Sources
"Man arrested, charged in Fla. abortion clinic fire," The Associated Press, January 6, 2012.