Incident Summary:

06/17/2019: Assailants set fire to a LGBTQ-Pride Month display at the United Christian Church in Renton, Washington, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected an anti-LGBT extremist.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at 15509 116th Avenue 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 United Christian Church
Specific Description Pride Month Church Display
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
Additional Information This same church was also targeted on June 19, 2019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-LGBT extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Vandals damage, attach explosives Pride Month display at Renton church," Q13 Fox, June 19, 2019.
"Explosion at Wash. church Pride Month display investigated as possible hate crime," WYMT, June 20, 2019.
"FBI investigating vandalism at Renton LGBTQ-friendly church,", June 19, 2019.