Incident Summary:

11/01/2015: An assailant threw an explosive device at a Walmart in Tupelo, Mississippi, United States. There were no reported casualties in the blast. An individual, identified as Marshall E. Leonard, claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources posited that Leonard targeted the Walmart because it stopped selling Mississippi state flags containing the Confederate flag symbol.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on North Gloster street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Walmart
Specific Description Store
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device wrapped in newspaper was 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
Right-wing extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Confederate-Flag Sympathizer Tries to Bomb Mississippi Walmart for Being 'Anti-American' Fortunately, the homemade device fizzled out in the lobby.," New York Magazine, November 3, 2015.
"Mississippi Flag Supporter Arrested For Detonating Bomb At Walmart Store," International Business Times, November 3, 2015.
"Mississippi Flag Supporter Accused of Bombing Walmart," Newser, November 3, 2015.