CompassCare Pregnancy Services in Buffalo suffered extensive damage when it was firebombed last week. Jim Harden, executive director of the facility, says authorities have been actively investigating the attack.
"Looks like the Amherst Police Department is the police department that's probably going to get the first arrest," Harden reports. "There have been no arrests and no information coming from any state or federal law enforcement agencies, and it is our hope and prayer that we're going to get some arrests here pretty soon."
He in part credits security cameras for the progress the police have made in the case.
"We had cameras trained on all the points of penetration on the facility and the hard drive saving that data," Harden details. "Those images were stored on site and [were] intact when the police and FBI arrived on scene. They do have all of the images, and they are pursuing multiple perpetrators."
He adds that since the attack, he has been humbled by the outpouring of help the pregnancy center has received from the Church, Buffalo residents, and beyond. They moved into a temporary facility the day after the crime, and now they are housed in a brand new location in a building that perfectly meets the ministry's needs.