Incident Summary:

03/19/2018: An assailant set fire to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses Church along North 9th Ave in Tumwater, Washington, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two incidents targeting churches in Washington on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the attacks.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along North 9th Ave.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
Specific Description Church
Nationality of Target United States
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Authorities linked this attack with four other arsons targeting Jehova's Witness churches in Thurston County, Washington from March through August 2018.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
"Feds: 4 attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses churches linked; $25K reward offered,", July 18, 2018.
"$36,000 reward for suspect who set fire to 3 Kingdom Halls in Thurston County," Q13 Fox, July 18, 2018.
"$25,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest in Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall arson fires, shooting,", July 18, 2018.