Incident Summary:

01/07/2017: Assailants set fire to St. Stephen Presbyterian Church on MacPherson Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials arrested Jonathan Jimenez in connection with the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Fort Worth

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity St. Stephen Presbyterian 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 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
"Police Arrest Man, 21, Suspected in Vandalism of FW Church," NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, January 10, 2017."
"Man arrested for vandalism at historic Fort Worth church," KDFW FOX 4 News, January 11, 2017."