Incident Summary:

01/05/2013: Assailants threw an incendiary device at a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle in Vancouver, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the victim was targeted for owning a fur store.

GTD ID:
201301050055

When:
2013-01-05

Country:
Canada

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

British Columbia

City:
Vancouver

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail 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
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Animal rights extremists throw Molotov cocktail at VPD cruiser," CTV News, January 9, 2013.