Incident Summary:

08/19/2017: An assailant was arrested while attempting to plant an explosive device at the Dick Dowling Confederate monument in Houston, Texas, United States. There were no reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources identified the assailant as Andrew Cecil Schneck.

GTD ID:
201708190026

When:
2017-08-19

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Texas

City:
Houston

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity General Richard Dowling Monument
Specific Description Monument
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A homemade explosive device 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
Unknown No
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
Sources
"Houston man arrested, accused of attempting to blow up Confederate statue," CNN.com, August 21, 2017."
"Houston Man Charged After Trying to Plant Bomb on Confederate Statue," NBCNews.com, August 21, 2017."
"Man arrested on suspicion of bomb plot to destroy Confederate statue," Yahoo! UK and Ireland, August 21, 2017."