Incident Summary:

01/02/2017: Four assailants tied up and tortured a mentally disabled person at a residence in the west side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The victim was released after four hours. The attack was streamed on Facebook and the assailants shouted anti-Trump and anti-white profanities. Jordan Hill, Brittany Covington, Tesfaye Cooper, and Tanisha Covington were arrested on hate crime charges in connection with the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on the West Side.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 1
Hours of Kidnapping 4
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
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-White extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"4 Black Suspects Charged in Videotaped Beating of White Teenager in Chicago," Boston Globe, January 6, 2017."
"Singapore: Hate crimes charges over live-streamed Chicago assault," Channel NewsAsia Online, January 5, 2017."
"Australia: Chicago police charge four people over 'sickening attack' streamed live on Facebook," ABC Online, January 5, 2017."