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ATF seeks suspects in fires during rioting

ATF officials are offering up to $10,000 in rewards after releasing photos of suspects who intentionally set fires during the rioting last month, including at the CVS at Pennsylvania and North avenues.

Investigators with federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Baltimore police and fire departments, and the state fire marshal's office have been conducting interviews, examining evidence and reviewing "hundreds of hours of video and thousands of photographs" from April 27, when riots broke out around the city, Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge William McMullan said in a statement.

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"Those individuals who committed these acts need to be held accountable for their dangerous actions," McMullan said.

Authorities included suspect photos for the following fires that they said were intentionally set:

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•CVS Pharmacy, 2509 Pennsylvania Ave.

•CVS Pharmacy, 2560 W. Franklin St.

•Rite Aid Pharmacy, 300 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.

•Papa Palace Pizza and Subs, 2426 E. Monument St.

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•Harvin Senior Center Apartments, 1600 N. Chester St.

•Cash USA Pawn, 2109 W. Pratt St.

•Fireside North Liquor Store, 2201 W. North Ave.

The Pennsylvania Avenue CVS Pharmacy reward poster shows a young man with short hair and wearing a red shirt, black jacket and jeans walking around the store.

A poster for another fire shows a young man in black sweatpants in a hooded sweatshirt, holding a bottle of lighter fluid over several propane canisters at Pennsylvania and North avenues.

ATF officials said as many as five incendiary devices were constructed in the vicinity of Pennsylvania and North avenues using items looted from nearby businesses. Four were believed to have been ignited at various points during the evening. A fifth device, which did not ignite, is being examined at the ATF Forensic Research Laboratory in Beltsville.

Earlier this month, 22-year-old Greg Bailey was charged with puncturing a fire hose at the scene of a fire during the rioting.

The fire marshals credited social media with helping identify Bailey. They previously had released pictures of a man they later identified as Bailey in a red hooded sweatshirt, wearing a gas mask, who authorities said was seen using a knife to stab holes in a pressurized fire hose.

Anyone with information about the fires or the suspects is asked to call the ATF hotline at 1-888-ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473). Callers can remain anonymous.

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