Incident Summary:

11/06/2015: An assailant attacked a Sikh bus driver in Inglewood, California, United States. The driver, identified as Balwinder Jit Singh, was injured in the attack. An individual identified as K.C. Tard Jr. claimed responsibility for the incident and called Singh a "terrorist" and a "suicide bomber."

GTD ID:
201511060053

When:
2015-11-06

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

California

City:
Ingelwood

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Los Angeles county.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Sikh Civilian: Balwinder Jit Singh
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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
Anti-Sikh 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Man is charged in racially motivated attack on Sikh Metro bus driver, prosecutors say," Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2016.
"Sikh bus driver says police didn't recognize hate crime," Associated Press, January 15, 2016.
"'Hate crime evidence': Sikh advocacy group criticizes LA authorities over bus driver attack," UAE NewsApp.com, January 15, 2016.