Incident Summary:

08/14/2015: An explosive device was discovered and safely defused outside of First Presbyterian Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201508140093

When:
2015-08-14

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

New Mexico

City:
Las Cruces

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity First Presbyterian Church
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Pipe Bomb
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 No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Explosive Device Found at New Mexico Church," ABC News, August 14, 2015.
"Suspicious device found on grounds of N.M. church," USA Today, August 14, 2015.