Incident Summary:

08/09/2016: Assailants threw a firecracker at the house of Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky in New City, New York, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two coordinated attacks on the same night. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.

GTD ID:
201608090043

When:
2016-08-09

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

New York

City:
New City

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Rabbi: Avremel Kotlarsky
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A firecracker was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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 4
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
"Incendiary Devices Explode Near Homes of 2 Rockland Rabbis," Hamodia, August 11, 2016."
"Homes of Two New York Rabbis Hit in Alleged Coordinated Firecracker Attack," Five Towns Jewish Times, August 12, 2016."
"Incendiary devices explode outside 2 rabbis' homes in New City," Lower Hudson Online, August 11, 2016."