ATF offers $5,000 reward for information regarding New Mexico bombs

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Bernard J. Zapor announced on November 22 that the ATF will award up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of terrorists.

The ATF will award up to $5,000 for information that helps arrest and convict the person or persons responsible for placing two pipe bombs outside of a state parole and probation office in New Mexico on Thursday. The bombs did not detonate.

The bombs were found by the Albuquerque Police Department on November 21 and successfully defused by the police department's bomb squad. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the person or persons responsible for the act to come forward. The police department is hopeful that the monetary reward will help bring the perpetrators to justice.

"ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for placing these pipe bombs," Zapor said. "Our immediate concern is public safety. We are confident that the public can assist in providing critical information that ultimately will lead to an arrest(s) in our investigation."

The ATF is a federal agency with the authority and jurisdiction to investigate any and all crimes involving alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. Anyone with information about the bombs in New Mexico is asked to contact the ATF directly.