Incident Summary:

10/10/2020: An assailant threw two incendiary devices at a Planned Parenthood center in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. There were no reported casualties, but the building was damaged. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, assailants arrested an individual in connection with the attack.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Fort Myers

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Commerce Park Drive.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Abortion Related
Name of Entity Planned Parenthood
Specific Description Clinic
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
Two glass bottles filled with gasoline were 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
Anti-Abortion extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
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
"Florida man charged with setting fire to Planned Parenthood center," WCNC, October 19, 2020.
"Suspect arrested in arson at Planned Parenthood in Fort Myers," WINK TV, October 14, 2020.