Skip to comments.Public's help sought in solving 2008 governor's mansion fire in Texas (Know any anarchists?)
Posted on 02/20/2011 1:27:38 AM PST by Libloather
Public's help sought in solving governor's mansion fire in Texas
February 17, 2011 | By the CNN Wire Staff
Public safety officials in Texas Thursday released a video of a man throwing a Molotov cocktail at the governor's mansion in 2008, hoping it and a suspect sketch will lead to his identification.
The Department of Public Safety and its Texas Rangers division are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the arson.
"We're quite confident someone knows who this suspect is," Steven McCraw, director of public safety, said at a press conference.
Authorities, who say the thrower is the same person shown in another video at a rear gate outside the mansion, hope a relative or acquaintance will recognize his appearance, gait or run.
They also released video of a white Jeep Cherokee whose occupants were taking photos of the mansion four days before the June 8, 2008, fire in Austin.
The vehicle owner and two other occupants in the Jeep are called "persons of interest" in the case.
Investigators said they have established a direct link between the three and an Austin-based anarchist group linked to a planned attack on the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in September 2008, which also involved Molotov cocktails.
The person throwing the fire device at the mansion is not believed to be one of the three people in the vehicle, officials said.
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How about the burning of Governor Palin’s church, with children inside?!!
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That’s a blog-pimp link, not the WMD article it references, BTW.. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87341