Incident Summary:

05/31/2020: An assailant threw an incendiary device through the window of the East Valley Republican Women Federated (EVRWF) office in La Quinta, California, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested Carlos Espriu in connection with the incident and noted that he wrote “I wanna go burn sh** n get hit with tear gas" on social media three days prior to the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


La Quinta

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity East Valley Republican Women Federated (EVRWF)
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
A homemade Molotov cocktail, consisting of three bottles filled with gasoline, and a baseball bat 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
Anti-Republican 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
"Officials seek arsonist who set fire at local Republican Headquarters," KESQ, June 2, 2020.
"Five years in prison to Latino for attacking Republican headquarters in California," CE Noticias Financieras English, May 25, 2021.