Incident Summary:

09/26/2017: An assailant armed with a hammer attacked and injured a civilian along Mansart Boulevard near the University of Burgundy in Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. This was one of three incidents carried out by the same assailant on this day. The Defense Command of the French People and the Motherland (CDPPF) claimed responsibility for the attacks.




Western Europe

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Location Details:
The incident occurred on Mansart Blvd.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A hammer was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
The Defense Command of the French People and the Motherland (CDPPF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Xinhua: Norway's Mass Murderer Breivik Inspires French Extremists," Xinhua, November 5, 2017.
"The intriguing racist "commando" raging in Burgundy," Le Parisien, November 5, 2017.
"Hammer attacks in Dijon, a wanted man," Le Parisien, September 27, 2017.