Incident Summary:

03/23/2019: Three assailants set fire to the dorm room of Peyton Lofton, the president of the Tulane chapter of Turning Point USA and a Young Americans for Liberty member, at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources indicated that Lofton was targeted for his political beliefs. Sources also noted that prior to the attack, Lofton had been "doxed" on social media for his membership in Turning Point USA.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


New Orleans

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Turning Point USA (TPUSA)
Specific Description President of Tulane Chapter: Peyton Lofton
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?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
Left-wing extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Louisiana college student claims he was the target of arson because of political beliefs," FoxSanAntonio, March 29, 2019.
"YAL and TPUSA member's dorm room door lit on fire in likely political attack," Washington Examiner, March 25, 2019.
"Trio allegedly set fire to conservative activist’s Tulane dorm room," New York Post, March 25, 2019.