May 14, 2009 (SUGAR GROVE, Ill.) --
The FBI and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) announced a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person responsible for the bombing of a BNSF switching shed earlier this week. The bomb went off early in the morning on May 12 inside a concrete bungalow near Sugar Grove. The building contained electronic components that controlled rail switches for the BNSF's Aurora line, in and around the Sugar Grove area. The switching controls were severely damaged by the explosion.
The blast caused a major disruption of rail traffic for several hours to the BNSF's Aurora line, which carries both freight traffic and Amtrak passenger trains. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700 or the BNSF tip line at (800) 832-5452.