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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Media Advisory

Houston Field Division

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Victoria Islamic Center

VICTORIA, Texas – Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez and several leaders from various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will participate in a press conference to announce a significant update related to the fire that occurred at the Victoria Islamic Center on Jan. 28.

 

TODAY, JUNE 22 AT 2:00 P.M. CDT

 

WHO:            

 

Abe Martinez, Acting United States Attorney

            Southern District of Texas

 

Fred Milanowski, Special Agent in Charge

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

 

Ed Michel, Assistant Special Agent in Charge

            FBI

 

Taner Drake, Chief

Victoria Fire Department

 

Thomas Legler, Fire Marshal

City of Victoria Fire Marshal’s Office

 

Jeff Craig, Chief

Victoria Police Department

 

Ruben San Miguel, Sergeant

            Texas Department of Public Safety – Criminal Investigations

 

Drew Pilkington, Texas Ranger

            Texas Rangers

 

T. Michael O’Connor, Sheriff

Victoria County Sheriff’s Office

 

Heath Mahlmann, Deputy State Fire Marshal

Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office

 

 

WHAT:          Press Conference

 

WHEN:          TODAY, June 22, 2017

                        2:00 P.M. CDT

 

WHERE:       United States Courthouse

                        312 S Main St.

Victoria, Texas 77901

 

NOTE: Media planning to attend the press conference are asked to notify Angela Dodge, Public Affairs Officer, Southern District of Texas, preferably via email at Angela.Dodge@usdoj.gov (also available at 713-252-0813) as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. Those attending are urged to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled conference time to allow for security checks and set-up. All media representatives must present a valid government-issued photo identification upon arriving at the U.S. Courthouse.

Field Division: Houston Field Division