Incident Summary:

05/30/2020: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle in Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Two assailants, Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman, were arrested in connection with the incident. Sources noted that the suspects were seen traveling in their vehicle attempting to pass out incendiary devices to rioters earlier in the evening. The suspects pled guilty and claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New York

New York City

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Brooklyn in Fort Greene neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity New York Police Department (NYPD)
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail consisting of a beer bottle 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: 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
"AMERICA BURNINGLawyers' 'illegal' bombshell," The New York Post, June 2, 2020.
"Ivy League-trained lawyer allegedly tried to pass out firebombs to protesters,", June 2, 2020.