Police, ATF offering reward in molotov cocktail incidents
Baltimore Police and the Baltimore field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are offering a $5,000 reward for tips in a series of recent attacks in which makeshift firebombs have been thrown against homes, causing minor damage but raising concerns.
Since Sept. 13, there have been 13 incidents in which Molotov cocktails have been thrown at homes, largely in the area of Liberty Heights and Wabash avenues. The most recent occurred Nov. 16, and police believe the attacks are random.
Detectives will be canvassing Northwest Baltimore handing out fliers in hopes of generating information that could lead to an arrest, officials said. It reads, "Help make Baltimore safer. If you see something say something."
"Luckily, no one has been significantly injured, but we are not taking any chances," said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
The tip line is 1-888-ATF-FIRE.
For more on the firebombings, click here for a Nov. 15 story written by The Sun's Peter Hermann.