Incident Summary:

07/03/2018: An assailant set fire to a Jehovah's Witnesses church in Olympia, Washington, United States. There were no reported casualties but the church was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the junction of 22nd Avenue SE and Cain Road SE

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Olympia Kingdom Hall
Specific Description Jehovah's Witnesses 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
Weapon Details
Fire logs 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
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.