Incident Summary:

11/18/2019: Seven armed assailants, claiming to represent Native Americans, attacked a residential community clubhouse in Pine Ridge, Pennsylvania, United States. One security officer was taken hostage and released later that day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Pine Ridge

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Pine Ridge Community
Specific Description Clubhouse
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 1
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Other Gun Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
Three firearms and two BB guns were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information Sources identified the assailants as Tonia Scott, Keeba Harris, Musa Abdur-Rahim, Sekou Rashid-Abdullah, Adam Abdur Rahim, Troy Sutton, Shushane Adams-Heylinger. There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources noted that the attack may have been the result of a personal dispute.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Armed group took a hostage in bid 'to take the land back' in Poconos, cops say (UPDATE),", November 20, 2019.
"Police: Group takes security guard hostage in effort to 'take the land back' in Poconos," Fox 29 Philadelphia, November 19, 2019.