Incident Summary:

07/17/2016: An assailant threw an incendiary device at a parked police vehicle in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, a note left at the scene stated "Black Lives Matter" while also mentioning Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Daytona Beach

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD)
Specific Description Vehicle
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 Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail 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
Anti-Police extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Police car in Daytona firebombed outside Islamic Center: Police Chief says small percentage "is trying to drive a wedge between all of us",", July 19, 2016.
"Police car firebombed 'with a Molotov cocktail' in front of a mosque - and a Black Lives Matter note was left at the scene," Mail Online UK, July 18, 2016.
"Daytona Beach PD cruiser set fire, threatening note left behind A Daytona Beach police car was set on fire early Sunday morning, and a threatening note was left …," WFTV, July 18, 2016.