Incident Summary:

05/26/2017: Two assailants shouted homophobic slurs and assaulted a woman with an umbrella outside a store in Brooklyn, New York, United States. The woman suffered numerous cuts to her face during the incident. Police later arrested Alex Santiago in connection with the attack, but have not identified the second assailant.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the intersection of Fulton and Miller Avenue in Brooklyn.

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 Civilian
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A sharp-edged point of an umbrella was used in the attack.
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-LGBT extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Man arrested for cutting woman's face with umbrella in Brooklyn hate crime assault; accomplice sought," New York Daily News, June 2, 2017."
"One of two men in custody in connection to hate crime assault," News 12 Brooklyn, June 2, 2017."