Incident Summary:

11/02/2018: An assailant set fires at an unknown number of Yeshivas and synagogues in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. This was one of two related arsons in Williamsburg on the same day. The assailant was arrested in connection with these and other incidents, including writing "Hitler," "Jews better be ready," and "Die Jew rats we are here" at Union Temple.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Brooklyn.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Yeshivas
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Synagogues
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Semitic extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Arsonist sets fires at 7 Brooklyn synagogues and Jewish schools: NYC councilman," Raw Story, November 2, 2018.