Arson at Convenience Store in Blaine Investigated as Possible Hate Crime

March 12, 2008


Source: Star Tribune

The FBI is investigating the possibility that arson at a Blaine convenience store was a hate crime.

On Jan. 22, Muhammad Ismail was getting ready to close the Blaine Dairy Store when three men came in and threw bottles that burst into flames. Investigators also found the word "Arab" spray-painted on the building.