Suspect wanted for arson at Detroit mosque, up to $5,000 reward for information

Posted at 10:07 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 15:00:28-04

Authorities are searching for suspects responsible for a fire at a mosque in Detroit in September. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Detroit Fire Department have announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest of those involved in arson at the Al-Qur'an was-Sunnah Society House of Worship. 

On Sept. 22, Detroit Fire was dispatched to a fire on Van Dyke Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

Police say a witness reported seeing an unidentified man throwing two Molotov Cocktails at the building. The suspect was last seen leaving the mosque southbound on Van Dyke, driving a 2000 champagne-colored four door Oldsmobile with no license plate. 

He is described as a black man about 5-feet 10-inches tall.

Anyone with information should call (888) ATF-TIPS or email

Tipsters can remain anonymous.