$15K reward offered for help in tracking down AFL-CIO arsonists

The ATF released pictures of suspects in a May 31 arson of the AFL-CIO building in D.C., during a night of chaotic protests. (Courtesy ATF)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information that will help the bureau locate, arrest and prosecute suspects in a May 31 arson of the AFL-CIO building in D.C., the agency said in a news release Saturday.

The labor union conglomerate, located a block away from the White House, was caught up in the riots after peaceful protests over the police killing of George Floyd devolved into late-night chaos.

ATF/DC Arson & Explosives Task Force investigators told WTOP that more than two dozen people burglarized and vandalized the AFL-CIO building and even set fire to the front lobby.

Authorities estimate $1 million in damages to the building.

The AFL-CIO building in Washington.
Workers are seen through a shattered window at the AFL-CIO building in Washington, Monday, June 1, 2020, after a night of protests over the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call the ATF tip line 1-888-283-3473 or the D.C. Police Department’s command information center at 202-727-9099.

Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov through ATF’s website.

Tips can also be sent anonymously via the reportit app using ATF Washington Field Division as the location.

Matthew Delaney

Matt Delaney is a digital web writer/editor who joined WTOP in 2020.

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