Incident Summary:

11/08/2016: Assailant set fire to Dakota Access Pipeline equipment in Buena Vista County, Iowa, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Two unaffiliated individuals, identified as Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Buena Vista County

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Dakota Access Pipeline
Specific Description Pipeline
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Environmentalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"The idiocy behind the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters," Washington Examiner, July 28, 2017.
"Meet the Two Catholic Workers Who Secretly Sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline to Halt Construction," Democracy Now!, July 28, 2017.