Chabad Center Arsons- Massachusetts- 2019 Aug 8, 2019 0:33:04 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 8, 2019 0:33:04 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: fbi.gov website)
From the fbi.gov website:
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual, or individuals, allegedly responsible for at least three arsons in Massachusetts.
Law enforcement officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who may have information relevant to the investigation into several arsons at Chabad Centers in Massachusetts.
On May 11, 2019, at approximately 11:00 p.m., authorities were alerted to a fire at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Arlington-Belmont in Arlington, Massachusetts. Five days later, on May 16, 2019, at approximately 8:50 p.m., authorities were alerted to another fire at the same Chabad Center. Later that evening, just before 10:00 p.m., authorities responded to a fire at the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center in Needham, Massachusetts.
At the time of the incidents, surveillance footage captured an unknown male, approximately 5’11”, slowly walking to and from the locations where the fires were set. The man appears to be wearing a dark North Face jacket with the hood pulled over his head and khaki pants. He is also seen carrying unknown items in each hand. In the Arlington video, three different cameras show the unknown male walking down Lake Street in the immediate vicinity of the Chabad Center at the time of the fire. In the Needham video, the same man walks in front of the Chabad Center towards the area where the fire was set. Approximately one minute and forty seconds later, he turns abruptly, looks back in the direction of the fire, and walks towards the street and down the sidewalk.
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Anyone with information regarding these crimes should contact the FBI Boston Division at (857) 386-2000. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.
Thoughts? Please take a look at the above link as it shows surveillance video of the suspect.
And yes, unfortunately, this is yet another incident in the growing trend of increases in hate crimes in this country. As someone who considers himself Jewish, I am disappointed but not surprised to see this. At the same time, I give a lot of credit to the FBI and director Chris Wray for making the public aware of this case and from I'm reading want to look into red flags for potential hate crimes in general.
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