Incident Summary:

11/15/2015: Assailants opened fire on the Baitul Aman Mosque on Main Street in Meriden, Connecticut, United States. There were no reported casualties, though the mosque was damaged in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however authorities identified the assailant as Ted Hakey Junior, who confessed to the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Main Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Baitul Aman Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
An M14 rifle and a 9-mm handgun were 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
Anti-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
"Ex-Marine Pleads Guilty in Meriden Mosque Shooting," NBC Connecticut, February 11, 2016.
"Police, FBI investigate shots fired at Meriden mosque," San Francisco Chronicle, November 17, 2015.
"FBI Investigating Bullets Fired at Meriden Mosque: Police," NBC Connecticut, November 17, 2015.