Incident Summary:

08/11/2014: An assailant, identified as Douglas Leguin, opened fire on firefighters and police officers in Dallas, Texas, United States. Leguin, who was armed with an AK-47, propane tanks and bottles containing flammable liquid, approached and intended to occupy a residence with an eight-year-old girl and her nanny trapped inside. No casualties were reported. After an exchange of fire, the assailant was captured by police. Leguin claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in order to get citizens to vote and that he had "seceded from the United States" and established "Doug-e-stan."



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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Other
Name of Entity Dallas Fire-Rescue Department
Specific Description Firefighters
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Dallas Police Department
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
An AK-47 automatic rifle, jars of flammable liquid and propane tanks intended to explode when fired at were 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
Additional Information Although Douglas Leguin, a self-identified member of Sovereign Citizen, claimed responsibility for the incident, the attack does not represent Sovereign Citizen ideology.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Government extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Cops: Man fires AK-47 at authorities; says he meant no harm," CBS News, August 18, 2014.
"Accused North Dallas Shooter Claims Incident was 'Get Out the Vote' Publicity Stunt," NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, August 15, 2014.
"Suspect who allegedly shot at first responders made strange 911 call," FOX Dallas - Fort Worth, August 12, 2014.