The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Residents Crime Fee introduced a $20,000 reward Thursday for data resulting in the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals accountable.
The hearth destroyed the historic St. Leo The Nice Roman Catholic Church on Keystone Avenue and Unruh Avenue.
“Fairly heartbroken to see this. That is like a part of my life, a part of my historical past and it is gone,” mentioned Michael Riley, who has lived within the neighborhood for many years and graduated from St. Leo’s.
Dozens of neighbors regarded on as a contractor took a wrecking ball to the stays of the constructing on Monday, a lot of them saying goodbye to a church that has hosted generations of their households.
The hearth left a freestanding wall dealing with Keystone Avenue, which the hearth marshal mentioned posed an imminent hazard to the neighborhood and prevented investigators from getting inside to try to decide the hearth’s trigger.
Anybody with data on the individual or individuals accountable for the hearth ought to contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS.
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