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

Columbus, United States--11 February 2016

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 11 February 2016 (6:30 PM CST)

Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Type of event: terrorism


A man having 30 minutes earlier asked about the nationality of the Israeli owner of a restaurant, returned and attacked patrons and staff in the restaurant with a machete, injuring four; victims fought off the attacker who fled in his car and was chased by police 8 km before attacking police; police shot and killed the attacker.

The attacker, Mohammad Barry, was from Guinea and in the U.S. on a green card; he had made extremist statements four years ago that brought him to FBI attention; he was currently on a terrorist watch list.

Consequences: 1 killed, 4 injured


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