Incident Summary:

05/29/2020: An assailant lit a container filled with gasoline outside a police station in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. The police station was not damaged in the attack. The assailant, identified as Jerrit Jeremy Pace, was arrested at the scene; in a social media post prior to the attack, Pace "announced his intent to burn down a police station" and "encouraged rioting against law enforcement."



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

District of Columbia


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Metropolitan Police Department
Specific Description Fourth District Station
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
A plastic laundry detergent container filled with gasoline 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
Anti-Police extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"DC man indicted, charged with attempting to burn down police station," WTOP, July 8, 2020.