Incident Summary:

06/01/2014: An assailant shot and killed two civilians in Seattle, Washington, United States. Prosecutors later indicted Ali Muhammad Brown for the murders of the two victims. Brown claimed responsibility for the incident, stating that he committed the act to punish the United States for its involvement in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Brown has been indicted on murder charges for two similar attacks that occurred in Washington and New Jersey states in 2014.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians: Ahmed Said, Dwone Anderson-Young
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Prosecutor: Seattle man charged with killing 4 was on terrorism watch list," Seattle Times, January 20, 2016.
"UR student might have been slain as 'vengeance' for U.S. military action," Richmond Times Dispatch, September 15, 2014.
"NJ student's accused killer also charged with 3 murders in Wash.," CBS News, August 21, 2014.