The Saint Paul office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is offering a $5000 reward for the help in locating individuals suspected in recent Twin Cities riot-related fires.

ATF Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jon Ortiz says:

The individuals we are seeking to identify may have important information that could significantly aid in solving some of these arson cases. Members of our communities have been a critical part of this investigation through their information sharing, and we appreciate their continued support in helping us locate these individuals.

In addition to identifying persons of interest, investigators are also looking to the public for photos or videos from the nights of unrest in St. Paul or Minneapolis. They are specifically looking for photos or videos of people starting fires or adding additional material or accelerants to any of the business property fires in the Twin Cities.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of involved individuals is asked to contact ATF. Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email or submit information anonymously via or the Report It mobile app. When using Report It, select “ATF - St Paul Field Division” as the reporting agency. Provide as much information as you can relating to the identities and whereabouts of these individuals or upload any videos or photos that may aid in an investigation.

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