Incident Summary:

"08/10/2016: An assailant set fire to a residence in Endicott, New York, United States. The offender placed gasoline-filled cans throughout the house as obstacles and spray-painted the anti-police message "lie with pigs, fry like bacon" on an exterior wall of the house before starting the blaze. The family sleeping inside the house escaped, and no injuries were reported. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities arrested and charged firefighter Jason T. Stokes with starting the fire at his own house."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Main street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description House
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
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
Gasoline was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Source suspect that the attack may have been personally motivated.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
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
"Some blamed 'BLM' for a house fire. Officials say it was started by the firefighter who lived there.," The Washington Post, December 9, 2016."
"Trial planned in Endicott arson case," Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, March 13, 2017."