Incident Summary:

06/05/2020: An assailant drove his vehicle through the front doors of a Target located at 2030 Hammond Square Drive in Hammond, Louisiana, United States. The assailant then exited the vehicle, walked/ran through the store, and exited out of the back. He attempted to carjack various vehicles before he was arrested by police officers. During the incident the assailant also dropped four suspicious packages that he wanted people to believe were explosive devices. None of the packages contained explosive material. At least one person was injured by shards of glass when the assailant initially drove into the store. The assailant was identified as Walter Allbritton III. Allbritton posted multiple videos on Facebook Live during the attack and made various comments about the police and wondering whether he would be shot.



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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Target Corporation
Specific Description Store
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
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
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Fake Weapons
Weapon Details
An SUV and fake explosive devices were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. There was no known motive for the attack - though the assailant used political messaging in a video of the incident - and given the usage of fake explosives, it was difficult to deduce intentions without further information.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Police identify suspect in Hammond Target bomb threat, witness says he wore white cape," The Advocate, June 5, 2020.