Incident Summary:

08/10/2019: An assailant armed with pepper spray was arrested outside XS Nightclub at Encore Casino along Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The assailant and one other person had been removed from the club earlier that morning for holding their fists in the air while yelling white supremacist remarks and threatening to open fire inside the club. There were no reported casualties in the incident. Johnny Young and Braxton Ryback claimed responsibility and stated "white privilege, white power, we are white supremacists."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Las Vegas

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Las Vegas boulevard.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity XS Nightclub
Specific Description Nightclub
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?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
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 2
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
"2 men accused of threatening to 'shoot up' Las Vegas nightclub," Las Vegas Review Journal, August 26, 2019.
"Braxton Ryback & Johnny Young: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,", August 28, 2019.