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Authorities continue to investigate the suspected fire bombing in Helena



Helena, Montana – Reiterating their need for information to help identify the suspect in the April firebombing at the Law and Justice Center are the ATF and Lewis and Clark officials.

According to investigators, on April 2, 2023, just before two in the morning, someone threw an incendiary device, often known as a Molotov cocktail, at the cars belonging to the Lewis and Clark Sheriff’s Office.

The attack, which took place at the downtown Law and Justice Center, caused damages totaling thousands of dollars.

In collaboration with the Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is providing a reward of up to $10,000 for information that results in the apprehension and conviction of individuals accountable.

“An individual ranging from about 5’10″ to 5’8″, wearing tennis shoes.,” said The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton. “We have been made aware of that someone had been trying to encourage anyone to come down and firebomb the law and justice center. So, we’ll look into that. See if that encouragement took route in someone.”

Anyone with information regarding the event can contact the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 406-447-8235 or the ATF at (888) ATF-Tips (888-283-8477) to provide an anonymous tip.


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