The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is seeking information from the public about a couple that the agency believes lit several businesses on fire during the recent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
The official ATF social media account in St. Paul posted photographs of the two suspects on Thursday.
Couple on the run. $10,000 reward for info leading to apprehension. Believed to be traveling south. @ATFStPaul is w… https://t.co/cfs2yPd6ed— ATF St. Paul (@ATF St. Paul)1591912627.0
Officials said Jose Felan Jr. and his girlfriend Mena Yousif are on the run from law enforcement. They said Felan has multiple felony convictions on his record, including drug offenses, burglary, and aggravated assault.
They posted other screenshots of Felan from video he appeared to record during the protests.
ATF, @StPaulFireDept, @sppdmn, and @MnDPS_SFM seek persons of interest who are responsible for arson at Goodwill in… https://t.co/tfeaJ3k5GP— ATF St. Paul (@ATF St. Paul)1591462824.0
And another set of screenshots with both suspects:
ATF, @StPaulFireDept, @sppdmn, and @MnDPS_SFM seek persons of interest who are responsible for arson at Goodwill in… https://t.co/WjyuKwR82Q— ATF St. Paul (@ATF St. Paul)1591455631.0
Numerous fires broke out in Minnesota during protests against the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody.
The ATF asked for help from the public in obtaining more video evidence of any other suspects who might have committed arson during the rioting and looting.
Rioters torched as many as 250 businesses across the Twin Cities in Minnesota, according to one estimate by CBS News, including jewelry stores, grocery stores, and a police precinct.
Here's another video of suspected arsonists during the protests:
Persons of interest sought in St. Paul protest arsons www.youtube.com