Reward of $5,000 offered for information in mosque arson

A fire burns at the Islamic Center of the Eastside in Bellevue, Washington, on Jan. 14, 2017. (File photo: AP)

A $5,000 reward has been announced for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a Connecticut mosque.

The Boston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said Monday it was offering the reward to help solve the arson case. The fire May 12 damaged two floors of the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven.

The mayor said last week that authorities found an incendiary device or material was used to start the blaze.

In addition to the ATF reward, the Connecticut Arson Watch program is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55