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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

Contact: Steve Blando, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward in D.C. Fires

Arson Fires set in Historic St. John’s Episcopal Church and AFL-CIO Building during Weekend Demonstrations in D.C.

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives today announced a reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of person(s) responsible for the arsons that occurred in Washington at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 1525 H Street NW and the AFL-CIO building, located at 815 16th Street NW. The reward stands at up to $10,000.

Investigators from the ATF/DC Arson & Explosives Task Force, which includes the Metropolitan Police Department, DC Fire & EMS, and ATF are investigating the arsons and seek the public’s assistance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the ATF tip line 1-888-ATF-Fire / 888-283-3473 or the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent to, through ATF’s website at

Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit® app using ATF Washington Field Division as the location. It is available through the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and at

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving violent crime investigations involving arson and arson-for-profit and conducting fire scene examinations. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


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