Incident Summary:

10/16/2017: An assailant set fire to a Banque de France branch in Place de la Bastille, Paris, France. There were no reported casualties in the attack. An Anarchist, identified as Pyotr Pavlensky, claimed responsibility for the attack and stated "only thing I want is to move the Banque de France from Place de la Bastille. And long live the yellow vests!"




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Place de la Bastille in the 4th arrondissement of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Banque de France
Specific Description Bank
Nationality of Target France
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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
Anarchists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
"Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris," Feed, October 19, 2017.
"Petr Pavlensky: Russian who released Macron ally sex video arrested,", February 15, 2020.