Reward offered in NW Portland Synagogue fire investigation

Crime

Investigation underway, public's help sought

Congregation Beth Israel, located in the 1900 block of Northwest Flanders Street (Crime Stoppers)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Investigators are asking for the public’s help in a potential arson investigation at a Northwest Portland synagogue.

On Wednesday night, Portland Fire & Rescue extinguished a fire at the Congregation Beth Israel that was later determined by authorities to have been intentionally set.

Investigators have not concluded this incident is related to anti-Semitic or any other bias-related activity.

Crime Stoppers has joined PF&R and the Portland Police Bureau’s effort to capture the parties responsible for the fire and is offering up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. Anonymous tips can be submitted here.

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