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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 23, 2016
Contact: Matthew Myerson, Division Counsel/Acting PIO

ATF, NYPD Offer Up To $25,000 For Information About Central Park Explosion

NEW YORK – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) have announced a combined reward of up to $25,000 (up to $12,500 from ATF, up to $10,000 from NYPD, and up to $2,500 from Crime Stoppers) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the explosion which took place on July 3, 2016, at approximately 10:52 a.m. in Central Park, in close proximity to the 60th Street and 5th Avenue entrance. The explosion resulted in a severe injury to one victim.

Central Park Explosion

In addition, ATF and NYPD are calling on any individuals who may have taken photographs or video at the location of the explosion prior to July 3, 2016, to provide copies to investigators. Anyone wanting to provide that imagery or any information about the explosion should contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (800-577-8477) or ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477). Tips may also be submitted by email at, through the ATF web site at, or through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store and by visiting All tips will be kept confidential.

ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring that our communities are safe and that those who violate state or federal laws are held accountable. ATF is the Federal agency primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the criminal and regulatory provisions of the Federal laws pertaining to destructive devices, explosives, and arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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