Incident Summary:

04/12/2014: Several hundred anti-government militia members engaged in an armed standoff with federal and local law enforcement officials along I-15, near Bunkerville, Nevada, United States. The standoff took place against the backdrop of a years-long dispute over cattle grazing rights and federal government jurisdiction between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and rancher Cliven Bundy. Militia members and demonstrators armed with firearms including AR-15 and AK-47 rifles took aim at BLM officers overseeing the seizure of Bundy's cattle. They made anti-government statements on camera and posted online. At least two participants were convicted of charges related to threatening, intimidating, and assaulting federal law enforcement officers. No casualties were reported; however, BLM ended the round-up and released the cattle due to concerns about the safety of officers and the public.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Near Bunkerville

Location Details:
The incident occurred along I-15.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Department of the Interior
Specific Description Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Employees
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Specific Description Personnel
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Firearms included AR-15s and AK-47s.
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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff," Reuters News, July 26, 2017.
"The Latest: Mistrial declared for 4 in Cliven Bundy standoff," Associated Press Newswires, April 24, 2017.
"At scene of Cliven Bundy's ranch standoff, 'citizen soldiers' are on guard," The Baltimore Sun Blogs (The Darkroom), April 25, 2014.