Incident Summary:

09/13/2015: An assailant dressed in tactical gear and armed with a handgun threatened church-goers at the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Bullard, Texas, United States. The pastor of the church, John Johnson, was able to calm the perpetrator down, at which point he fled. Before fleeing, the assailant, identified as Rasheed Abdul Aziz, told the pastor that he had been sent by Allah to "slay infidels." Aziz was arrested the following day.



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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Corinth Missionary Baptist Church
Specific Description Church
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
Muslim extremists 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
"Pastor speaks out about man who allegedly threatened his church," KLTV, September 14, 2015.
"Pastor Talks Down Gunman: Church Intruder Said He Was Ordered By Allah To Kill Infidels,", September 15, 2015.