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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Montana Department of Justice, Office of the State Fire Marshal and Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services, have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the Jan. 5 arson at the De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning. 

While investigating the scene, authorities recovered closed circuit videos of suspect(s). In the videos one of the suspect(s) was wearing a unique striped hoodie. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying who might have seen this individual as well as any other information related to events leading up to or immediately after the fire that is estimated to have caused more than $100,000 in damages.

Those with information regarding this investigation are asked to contact Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services at (406) 338-4000, Montana Department of Justice, Great Falls at (406) 771-1510 or ATF Helena Field Office (406) 441-3140.

Information can also be sent to ATFTips@atf.gov, through ATF’s web-site at www.atf.gov/contact/atftip.

Tips can be submitted anonymously using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting www.reportit.com

ATF protects the public from crimes involving firearms, explosives, arson and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates lawful commerce in firearms and explosives; and provides worldwide support to law enforcement, public safety and industry partners. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.

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