Latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives News

Police: ATF agent hurt, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

Oct. 06, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shootout in front of the Metro Nashville Police Department left a Tennessee man dead and a federal agent wounded as authorities tried to take the man into custody during a drug investigation, officials said. Corey Daniel Wellman, 40, died in...

Kansas man sentenced for attacking federal undercover agent

Sep. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been sentenced 15 years in prison for attacking an undercover federal agent during a transaction involving a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas announced Wednesday. Nicholas Newman, 20, was sentenced...

Arson suspected in fire at historic Kansas City church

Sep. 20, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal investigation is underway after arson damaged a historic Kansas City, Missouri, church that now serves a congregation predominantly made up of people from South Sudan. John Ham of the Kansas City office of the Bureau of Alcohol,...

Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

AP source: Biden to pull nomination of gun-control advocate to head Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Sep. 09, 2021 09:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: Biden to pull nomination of gun-control advocate to head Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

First set of Justice Dept. agents now wearing body cams

Sep. 01, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has identified the first set of federal agents to wear body cameras under a new policy that reversed a yearslong ban, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday. The agents, who work for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

Police offer $35K reward in Maryland child's shooting death

Aug. 31, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy last week, authorities said Tuesday. The Baltimore office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it will add...

ATF: Chandler print shop explosion accidental, not criminal

Aug. 31, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — An accidental gas leak led to last week's explosion at a Chandler strip mall print shop that left four men with serious burns, federal authorities said Tuesday. Gabriel Pinon, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

ATF: Delays in Chandler print shop explosion investigation

Aug. 29, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities have run into some delays while investigating the cause of an explosion at a Chandler strip mall print shop that seriously injured four men inside the building. Tom Mangan, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...

LA deputies shot in ambush sue 'ghost gun' kit maker

Aug. 09, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies badly wounded in an ambush shooting last year sued a Nevada company Monday for making the parts for a “ghost gun” used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges Polymer80 Inc. negligently and unlawfully sold an...