Incident Summary:

06/19/2019: Assailants detonated explosives at a Pride Month display outside United Christian Church in Renton, Washington, United States. There were no reported casualties, but the display was damaged in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailants wrote "Leviticus 20:13" at the scene.

GTD ID:
201906190007

When:
2019-06-19

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Washington

City:
Renton

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 15509 116th Avenue SE.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Fireworks were used in the attack.
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 17, 2019.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-LGBT extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
Sources
"$5,000 reward offered in Renton church hate crime," seattlepi.com, June 29, 2019.
"FBI investigating after Renton church’s Pride display vandalized," Seattle Times, June 20, 2019.
"Vandals damage, attach explosives Pride Month display at Renton church," Q13 Fox, June 19, 2019.