Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Brooklyn, United States--20 December 2014

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 20 December 2014 (3:00 PM EST)

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Type of event: terrorism


Two police officers (Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos) shot and killed; the gunman shot and killed himself while police were closing in on him.

The attacker, Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, had recently posted in electronic media his intent to kill police officers in retaliation for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, both cases in which the deaths occurred during attempted arrests and where police officers involved were acquitted of criminal charges.

Consequences: 3 killed


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