Incident Summary:

11/04/2014: Two explosive devices planted in a backpack were discovered and safely defused at Vickery Creek Park in Roswell, Georgia, United States. An individual, identified as Michael Conrade Sibley, claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that he planted the devices in order to demonstrate that incidents of terrorism can occur anywhere.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Vickery Creek Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Vickery Creek Park
Specific Description Park
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Pipe Bomb
Weapon Details
Two pipe bombs concealed inside a backpack 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"FBI: Man who planted explosives at park wanted to be 'patriot'," Calhoun Times, March 24, 2015.
"Georgia 'patriot' reportedly planted pipe bombs in park to sow fear of Muslims," Raw Story, March 24, 2015.
"'Patriot' Allegedly Confesses To Leaving Two Homemade Bombs In Georgia Park," Talking Points Memo, March 24, 2015.