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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Contact: Suzanne Dabkowski

Amtrak and ATF Offer $10,000 Reward for Information on Amtrak Beech Grove Fire

INDIANAPOLIS – Investigators with the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individual or individuals responsible for setting fire to two buildings at the Amtrak Beech Grove Maintenance Facility. Amtrak and ATF are offering a reward of up to $5,000 each, for a possible total of $10,000, for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for this fire.

On May 2, at approximately 12:30 a.m., at least one individual set fire to two buildings at the facility, located at 202 Garstang Street, in Beech Grove, Indiana, causing approximately $750,000 to $1,000,000 in damage to the buildings, which are owned by Amtrak, which is a quasi-public corporation owned and operated by the Federal Government.

ATF and the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General are investigating this case jointly with the Amtrak Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Beech Grove Fire Department.

Anyone having information about this incident should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Individuals may also email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF using the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com.

More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov or visit ATF on Twitter or Facebook.

Columbus Field Division