On 12 January 2021, two assailants traveling on a motorcycle launched a grenade outside a commercial establishment on Carrera 40 in downtown Barranquilla. According to the mayor of Barranquilla, extortion was the motive behind the attack, which injured at least 14 people. Authorities cordoned off the area and opened an investigation. Colombia’s vice president announced a reward of 50 million Colombian pesos (14,380 U.S. dollars) for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators