Incident Summary:

08/15/2020: An assailant in a vehicle threw an explosive device at protesters on Southwest 4th Avenue and Main Street, Portland, Oregon, United States. There were no reported casualties in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred between Southwest 4th Avenue and Main Street.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Protesters
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
A thrown explosive device was 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
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
"Portland protesters gather for 82nd night of demonstrations Monday near police union headquarters (live updates)," Oregonian, August 18, 2020.
"Portland police investigating possible explosive detonated downtown,", August 17, 2020.
"FBI investigating former Navy SEAL, improvised explosive tossed at Portland protesters," KLCC, August 19, 2020.