The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with other law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, released photos of several people suspected of being involved in arson attacks during the protests after George Floyd’s death Tuesday.
Authorities are seeking help in identifying individuals that may be related to vandalism, looting, and arson.
ATF’s St. “Progress has been made in Minneapolis fire research and we need help to identify people,” said Jeff Reed, Deputy Special Representative for the Paul Field Division. Said.
Minnesota Transitions Charter School, Minneapolis Police Third Princt, and an Auto Zone are among the few buildings where individuals are suspected to ignite.
Star Tribune according to local newsMore than 570 buildings were looted or destroyed after thousands of protesters were taken to the streets in Twin Cities to protest Floyd’s death.
Officials are believed to have destroyed at least 67 buildings altogether.
“This arson affects our communities, business owners, employees and their families,” said Reed. “The ATF is committed to working with our local, state and federal partners to identify and prosecute perpetrators.”
A man from Minnesota was charged with the cremation of Minneapolis’s Third District.
Branden Michael Wolfe, 23, was charged with helping and abetting fires at the police station on 28 May.
Wolfe was later caught on Wednesday when a home improvement store in St. Paul searched the police for someone trying to enter the store.
Authorities found that he was wearing a body armor, handcuffs and a law enforcement duty belt with headphones, and carrying a baton and a knife. He also wrote his name on the duct tape and placed it on the back of his shirt.
Wolfe allegedly confessed to being in the areaTo steal a police car and push a cart into fire to keep the flame going.
ATF, FBI to investigate fires in Twin Cities, St. Paul Police Department said he worked with the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division.
The bureau invites anyone with information about loot or arson to assist in ongoing investigations.