Incident Summary:

11/23/2014: An explosive device detonated outside a civilian residence in Pendleton, Oregon, United States. Following the blast, assailants then opened fire on the residence. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the United Aryan Empire.

GTD ID:
201411230072

When:
2014-11-23

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Oregon

City:
Pendleton

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
An explosive device and a .45-caliber handgun were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The assailants have a history of criminally-motivated violence.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
United Aryan Empire No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Pendleton white supremacist gang leader sentenced to 13 years," The Associated Press, July 3, 2015.
"OREGON POLICE ARREST THREE IN STRING OF WHITE SUPREMACIST GANG VIOLENCE," Southern Poverty Law Center, January 15, 2015.