Police Seek Help Identifying Muslim Community Center Vandal Suspect

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help to identify an arson and possible bias crime suspect.

On May 3, 2022, at around 6:48pm, an individual was captured by surveillance cameras pouring an undetermined type of accelerant on the back of the Muslim Community Center of Portland’s building, then lighting the substance on fire. After unsuccessfully starting the building on fire, the suspect tried a second time. Fortunately, there was only minor damage to the structure. Portland Police Bureau's Arson Investigator and a Portland Fire & Rescue Investigator are working together to investigate this crime.

MCC is located at 5325 North Vancouver Avenue. If you were in the area at the time of the attempted arson and believe you have pertinent information, or if you recognize the pictured individual, please contact Detective Meredith Hopper at (503)823-3408 or Meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov .

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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