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Police release video of arson suspects in news vehicle fire

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 16:52:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police on Thursday released video of people suspected in the burning of a news vehicle.

The alleged arson happened around 9:30 p.m. on the Country Club Plaza May 31 during riots following a peaceful protest against police brutality earlier in the day.

In the video, people light what appears to be a piece of paper on fire and place it in the driver seat of the 41 Action News car, which was parked near 46th and Main.

Prior to the fire, the car had been vandalized.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department responded to extinguish the flames.

KCPD asked anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Police said tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.