Incident Summary:

11/11/2020: Assailants set fire to the vehicle of federal law enforcement officer outside his residence in Washington district, Oregon, United States. There were no casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, which sources noted may be related to a series of attacks targeting federal employees in Oregon.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Washington county

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vehicle of Law Enforcement Officer
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. Sources suspected the incident may be linked to recent protests in Portland and a series of attacks targeting federal employees in Oregon.
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
"Feds concerned about cluster of post-election vandalism targeting government employees, property," Oregonian, November 14, 2020.
"Oregon Officer's Home May Have Been Targeted by Arsonist," Police Magazine, November 17, 2020.