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FBI launches hate crime investigation into fire at Columbia Planned Parenthood

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 15:35:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The FBI said Tuesday it’s offering a $10,000 reward for information connected to a fire last Sunday morning at the Planned Parenthood location in Columbia, Missouri.

In a release, the FBI said it has launched a federal hate crime investigation in connection to the fire, which officials said they believe was intentionally set.

Surveillance video shows a person walking onto the property just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning. A few moments later, that same person was seen leaving the facility as smoke was rising from the building.

The fire was contained by the building’s sprinkler system.

The FBI is asking anyone with information to call the FBI’s Jefferson City office at (573) 636-8814.