Incident Summary:

10/28/2019: An assailant drove a vehicle into the Turtle Island News station and set it on fire in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




North America

region/u.s. state:


Six Nations of the Grand River

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Turtle Island News
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $150,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
Gasoline and a pickup truck 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown 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
"Arson attack damages indigenous newspaper office in Canada," CPJ Press Freedom, November 6, 2019.
"Ontario First Nation newsroom set on fire in 'targeted' attack: publisher," CTV News, October 31, 2019.
"Ontario First Nation newsroom set on fire in targeted attack: publisher," Brandon Sun, October 31, 2019.