Incident Summary:

11/08/2020: An assailant broke into a house and set fires in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, United States. There were no casualties in the attack, but other property was damaged. This was one of two similar incidents committed by the same assailant on this date. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police arrested Lisbeth Delacruz-Monegro, an activist with the group Morning March Seattle, at the scene. Delacruz-Monegro admitted to unlawfully entering seven houses, damaging property, and setting fires. It is unclear if there is a connection between Monegro’s activism and these attacks.



United States

North America

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Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Leschi neighborhood.

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 Residences
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
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
A croquet mallet was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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. Monegro was charged with arson and burglary, and sources noted that it is unclear if there is a link between her activism and the attacks.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Left-wing extremists (suspected) 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
"Feds concerned about cluster of post-election vandalism targeting government employees, property," Oregonian, November 14, 2020.