Incident Summary:

08/23/2016: An explosive device detonated in a Rainbow Times newspaper box in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201608230025

When:
2016-08-23

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Massachusetts

City:
Salem

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Lappin Park.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Rainbow Times
Specific Description Newspaper Box
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 Unknown Explosive Type
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 7
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
"Salem police investigating explosion of LGBT newspaper box," San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2016."
"Vandals place explosive inside news box housing LGBT newspaper," WCVB.com, August 24, 2016."
"video Suspects Caught on Tape Placing Explosive Device in News Box," NECN.com, August 25, 2016."