Incident Summary:

09/02/2016: Assailants set fire to the Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609020055

When:
2016-09-02

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Nevada

City:
Las Vegas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Holy Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church
Specific Description Church
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 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
"Arson suspected in North Las Vegas church fire," Bristol Herald Courier, September 3, 2016."
"Arson suspected in North Las Vegas church fire," San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 2016."