Incident Summary:

05/30/2020: Authorities apprehended three armed assailants making Molotov cocktails in a parking lot in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The assailants were on their way to attack a Black Lives Matter protest. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities identified the assailants, Stephen Parshall, Andrew Lynam, and William Loomis, as members of the Boogaloo movement and stated that the group intended to incite violence and riots at the protest for the death of George Floyd.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Las Vegas

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Black Lives Matter Activists
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Assault rifles and Molotov cocktails, consisting of glass bottles filled with gasoline, 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
Boogaloo movement No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests," Associated Press Newswires, June 3, 2020.
"Federal authorities file charges against 3 alleged Boogaloo followers in Nevada," Washington, June 4, 2020.
"3 self-proclaimed members of the far-right 'boogaloo' movement were arrested on domestic terrorism charges for trying to spark violence during protests," Business Insider, June 3, 2020.