Fire at Muslim family’s home possible bias crime
A fire at a Muslim family’s apartment in Windsor Mill is being investigated as a possible biasrelated crime, Baltimore County police say. The Council on AmericanIslamic Relations said Friday that the incident was one in a series targeting the family and called for a thorough investigation. Family members are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, said Zainab Chaudry, Maryland outreach manager for CAIR. “We just want authorities to do their due diligence,” she said. Cpl. John Wachter, a spokesman for county police, said someone entered the apartment in the first block of Fallridge Court on Sept. 6 and set fire to something on the stove. Wachter said that “offensive writing on the wall” led police to classify the incident as a possible bias crime. He declined to elaborate, saying an investigation by the department’s arson unit is still open.