Incident Summary:

02/11/2016: A machete-wielding assailant attacked and wounded four people in Nazareth Restaurant & Deli in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Police shot and killed the assailant after he fled the restaurant. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however sources identified the assailant as Mohamed Barry, who shouted "Allahu Akbar" immediately before the attack.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Nazareth Restaurant & Deli
Specific Description Restaurant
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A machete 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
Additional Information The victims included Neil McKeein, William Foley, Debbie Russell, and Gerald Russell.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 4
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Columbus machete attack motive," CNN, February 12, 2016.
"Random act or Islamist terrorism? Questions linger as Ohio restaurant reopens after machete attack," Washington Post, February 16, 2016.
"Ohio Machete attacker Mohamed Barry was investigated by FBI for radical Islamist views," One News Page United Kingdom, February 15, 2016.