Incident Summary:

06/26/2017: An assailant set fire to a bus decorated with Jewish iconography in East Flatbush area, New York City, New York, United States. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police officials were investigating the incident as an anti-Semitic attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred near the intersection of Troy Avenue and Maple Street in the East Flatbush area of Brooklyn.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description School Bus Decorated with Jewish Iconography
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-Semitic extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Lubavitch ‘Leviticus Bus’ Torched in Crown Heights," Jewish Press, June 28, 2017."
"Arson destroys Brooklyn minibus decorated in Jewish symbols - New York Post," New York Post, June 28, 2017."