Incident Summary:

06/01/2020: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail at a police substation in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. There were no reported casualties, but the building was damaged in the attack. This was one of two related arson attempts targeting police stations in New Haven on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


New Haven

Location Details:
The incident occurred at 596 Winchester Avenue, Newhallville neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity New Haven Police Department
Specific Description Substation
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
Weapon Details
A Molotov cocktail was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"New Haven PD offers reward for info on attempted arsons," Post-Chronicle, June 2, 2020.