Incident Summary:

09/12/2016: An assailant set fire to the Islamic Center mosque in Fort Pierce, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Joseph Michael Schreiber was arrested and claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201609120001

When:
2016-09-12

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Florida

City:
Fort Pierce

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Islamic Center of Fort Pierce
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
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
Anti-Muslim extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
Sources
"Arrest Made in Arson at Mosque That the Orlando Nightclub Gunman Attended," The New York Times, September 15, 2016."
"Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire has confessed," Chicago Daily Herald, September 16, 2016."
"Police arrest suspected arsonist of Florida mosque," MaltaToday, September 15, 2016."