Incident Summary:

"03/10/2017: An assailant set fire to an Indian-owned convenience store in Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties, though the store was damaged in the attack. Richard Lloyd was arrested and confessed to carrying out the attack. Lloyd stated that he believed the store was owned by Muslims and that he wanted to "run the Arabs out of our country."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Port St. Lucie

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Met Mart Food and Beverages
Specific Description Store
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
Anti-Arab 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
"Florida Man Tries to Set Convenience Store On Fire to 'Run the Arabs Out of Our Country,' Sheriff Says," KTLA 5 News, March 11, 2017."
"Florida man tries to burn store he thought was Muslim-owned, police say," WPTV - News Channel 5, March 10, 2017."