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Oct-20-2006 22:16printcomments

FBI Offering Reward in Salem Sikh Temple Flag Burning

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the FBI at (503) 362-6601 or Salem police at (503) 588-TIPS.

Sikh Temple sign
Photo by: Kevin Hays

(SALEM) - The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in what investigators are calling a hate crime.

Someone set fire to the Sikh flag known as The Khanda, which is the emblem of the Sikh faith and belief at the Dasmesh Darbar Sikh Temple, 860 Oakhill Avenue SE in south Salem around 6:30 AM July 27th.

The suspect(s) also ripped out flowers, a tree caught fire, the temple was damaged, and a bike was thrown onto the opposite side of the property.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the FBI at (503) 362-6601 or Salem police at (503) 588-TIPS.


Related articles on Salem-News.com:
Worshippers at South Salem Temple Believe the Burning of Their Flag is an Act of Terrorism
Fire at South Salem Temple Believed to be a Hate Crime
Salem Police Seek Witnesses to Sikh Temple Vandalism




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