Incident Summary:

09/23/2020: Assailants sprayed pro-Biden, Black Lives Matter, and anarchist graffiti on a garage before setting fire to the garage, two trucks, a trailer, and two President Donald Trump flags at a home in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, United States. There were no reported casualties in the fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of anti-Trump extremists. Police noted the incident was suspicious and were unwilling to discuss any motive for the attack prior to the conclusion of the on-going investigation.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Brooklyn Center

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Residence
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 Arson/Fire
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. Police were conducting an investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the fire.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anti-Trump extremists (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
"Photo of 'Biden 2020' Graffiti With Incorrect Anarchy Symbol Goes Viral," Newsweek, September 24, 2020.
"People aren’t buying the ‘Biden 2020’ and anarchist graffiti on this pro-Trump family’s burned garage," Daily Dot, September 24, 2020.
"Graffiti signals political motive for arson fire," NBC 11 KARE, September 23, 2020.