Incident Summary:

03/08/2019: Thomas J. Heard, a transgender black woman, sprayed white civilians with pepper spray at the 125th Street and Lenox Avenue subway station in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States. One man was injured in the attack. This was one of five incidents that occurred in New York and was perpetrated by this assailant. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the 125th Street and Lenox Avenue subway station.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description White Civilians
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
Pepper spray was used in the attack.
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-White extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"She Said She Hated White People. Then She Attacked With Pepper Spray.," Feed, March 11, 2019.