Incident Summary:

05/26/2016: Assailants set fire to the Liberty Bible Church in Vancouver, Washington, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201605260052

When:
2016-05-26

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Washington

City:
Vancouver

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Liberty Bible Church
Specific Description Church
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
Sources
"Clark Co. churches on alert after second suspected church arson in two days," KPTV.com, May 27, 2016.
"Arson suspected after 2 Vancouver church fires in 24 hours, $10,000 reward offered," Oregonian, May 26, 2016.
"Arson suspected in second Vancouver-area church fire," Columbian.com, May 26, 2016.