Incident Summary:

12/20/2017: Assailants attacked the TV100 and FM100 Municipal Media building in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece. At least one person was injured in the incident. The Minorities of Metropolitan Attacks claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201712200033

When:
2017-12-20

Country:
Greece

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Macedonia

City:
Thessaloniki

Location Details:
The incident occurred at a tv and radio station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity FM100
Specific Description Municipal Media Building
Nationality of Target Greece
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity TV100
Specific Description Municipal Media Building
Nationality of Target Greece
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
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
Crowbars were 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
Minorities of Metropolitan Attacks Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
Sources
"Greece: journalists' union ESIEMTH and two municipal media attacked in Thessaloniki," European Federation of Journalists, December 21, 2017."
"Hooded vandals attack journalists' union in Thessaloniki," EKathimerini.com, December 21, 2017."
"State PAO: Greek Media Reaction Report 22 December 2017," US Embassy Public Affairs Office, December 22, 2017."