Authorities Offer $50,000 Reward in Firebomb Attacks

Police identify a third researcher who received a threatening phone message.

By + More

UC-Santa Cruz, city police, and the FBI are offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide information to arrest and convict perpetrators of the weekend firebomb attacks of two university scientists, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.

Police have also confirmed that a third researcher received a threatening phone message around the same time as the attacks. The woman who received the call is a research aide to a UC-Santa Cruz faculty member who was assaulted back in February at her home. That February incident is what triggered the involvement of the FBI, which believes the acts were committed by extreme animal-rights activists.