Incident Summary:

03/27/2019: An individual identified as Rondell Henry spent two hours waiting to attack civilians at Washington Dulles International Airport, Virginia, United States. After two hours Henry decided there were not enough people for his attack to be effective and drove away. This was one of two incidents carried out by Henry on this day. Henry claimed responsibility for the incidents claiming that he was inspired to commit jihad against non-Muslims after watching ISIS propaganda videos.

GTD ID:
201903270032

When:
2019-03-27

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Virginia

City:
Dulles

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Dulles International Airport.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Washington Dulles International Airport
Specific Description Airport
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A stolen cargo van 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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources noted that the assailant was found not competent to stand trial due to mental illness.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
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
Sources
"JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS RONDELL HENRY, 28, WAS INSPIRED BY THE TERRORIST GROUP KNOWN AS ISIS," Reuters News, April 8, 2019.