CATHOLIC CHURCH ARSONS
El Paso, Texas
May 7, May 13, June 15, 2019
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for these crimes. There may be additional rewards being offered by other local law enforcement agencies and private parties.
The FBI’s El Paso Office; El Paso Fire Marshal’s Office; El Paso Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the May 7th, May 13th and June 15, 2019, arsons at St. Matthew Catholic Church, St. Patrick Cathedral, and St. Jude Catholic Church.
The unknown perpetrator(s) of these crimes are believed to have used an incendiary device in an attempt to set fire to three Westside Catholic churches. Each church sustained damage caused from these devices. No one was injured.
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Field Office: El Paso