Incident Summary:

06/02/2020: Assailants threw a Molotov cocktail targeting a police vehicle outside an officer's residence in Duluth, Georgia, United States. No casualties were reported as the fire was extinguished shortly thereafter. This was one of two related attacks on police vehicles on this date. Authorities arrested three suspects, Alvin Joseph, Ebuka Chike-Morah, and Lakaila Mack, in connection with both attacks.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Gwinnett county.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Gwinnett County Police Department
Specific Description Vehicle
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 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
"3 arrested after police say they used Molotov cocktails to damage patrol cars at homes of officers," WFMY News 2, June 4, 2020.
"3 arrested after patrol cars torched outside Ga. officers' homes5," Police One, June 5, 2020.