Joint Terrorism Task Force arrests man who burned police car during BLM riot
“May 30th of 2020 was a dark day in Utah,” United States Attorney John Huber
On that dark day in May, the country collectively held its breath as vicious riots broke out all across the nation. In Salt Lake City an angry mob surrounded a police car, forced the officer to flee in fear of his life, then proceeded to overturn his squad car and set it on fire.
Several people in connection to that incident have already been arrested. The latest being a man named Christopher Rojas who is suspected of taking part in the terrifying incident.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested one of the two men accused of torching a Salt Lake City Police car during a Downtown riot on May 30th. On Thursday, they announced the arrest of Christopher Isidro Rojas.
“Members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) located one of those suspects Christopher Rojas as he left his apartment in Salt Lake City and got into an Uber…We were able to take Rojas into custody following a traffic stop.” – FBI Special Agent Paul Haertel.
They got Rojas as he was taking an Uber ride. Safely and effectively taking him into custody without incident. Rojas who is only 28-years old faces serious arson charges that if convicted of he could be in jail until his late 40s. Seriously kids, crime doesn’t pay. Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time. Insert any other platitude or saying here about how being a criminal is a very bad decision.
The FBI is still offering a $12,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the other suspect. If you know who he is, call 801-579-6192.