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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

Nashville Field Division

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 24, 2015
Contact: SA Michael Knight, PIO

ATF Seeking Firebombing Suspect

ATF and Mobile Fire Department looking for suspect in firebombing case

Mobile, Ala. ? The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mobile Fire Department-Arson Unit, request of any information pertaining to a firebombing case which occurred in Mobile.

On Feb 15, 2015, at approximately 1:25 a.m. a pickup truck was firebombed at a residence off of Old Pascagoula Road near the dog track in Mobile, Alabama. There were no injuries as a result of this incident and investigators determined the fire started inside the vehicle.

A glass bottle and wick were recovered from the burnt vehicle and laboratory analysis on the evidence indicated the presence of an accelerant. Security cameras in the area captured a video of a person/vehicle sought in possible connection to the firebombing.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF at (888) ATF-FIRE or the Mobile Fire Department Arson Hotline at 251-208-MFRD (6373).

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving violent crimes of fire and arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

ATF and Mobile Fire Department looking for suspect in firebombing case - getaway truck.

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Field Division: Nashville Field Division