Incident Summary:

"05/20/2017: An assailant stabbed Richard Collins III on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, United States. Collins, an African American student from Bowie State University, was killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested Sean Urbanski, an unaffiliated individual, in connection with the attack. Sources also noted that Urbanski was a member of a Facebook group called "Alt-Reich Nation."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


College Park

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the Montgomery Hall bus stop on Regents Drive.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description African American Student: Richard Collins III
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Authorities have charged the assailant with a hate crime, but the specific motive remains unknown. Urbanski's attorney also claimed that the assailant may have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"'We Didn't Have Enough': No Hate Crime Charges Brought in UMd. Killing," NBC Washington, July 13, 2017."
"Our homegrown terrorist problem," The Washington Post, May 27, 2017."
"White supremacy is deadly: When will we start taking this rhetoric seriously?," Salon, May 22, 2017."