Home explosion investigated as a hate crime

Officials found the home of an interracial couple in Sterling, Ohio, painted with a swastika and racial slurs on the garage and neighbors' cars.
1:55 | 08/08/19

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The latest now on a home explosion in Ohio that is being investigated as a hate crime after police found racial slurs and a swastika on the home's garage and twoars nearby. Alex Perez is on the scene in sterling, Ohio. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, George. You can see what's left here, basically a huge pile of debris. This home basically leveled by that explosion. The family who lives here says they always felt safe until now. A frightening scene, flames engulfing this house in sterling, Ohio, causing a massive explosion. Our neighbor's house just blew up. Reporter: Angela's home reduced to rubble. It's sickening to do this to somebody's home. Reporter: In the after math authorities discovering the perpetrators spray painted a swastika and racial slu on the garage and the neighbor's cars. We have's been here 23 years and never had a problem. And now this. Reporter: Angela and her husband lost everything. The interracial couple says until now they had never felt targeted. You would take two people's lives over hatred. Seriously? That's pretty sad. Reporter: The home was being repaired and the couple wasn't home at the time of the blast. The day before the explosion authorities were at the house after they say someone broke in and tried to leave the gas running to cause an explosion. But the utilities had been shut off for repairs. This blast, investigators, say, was no accident. It is very rare for something like this to take place. We are taking this very serious. We're treating this as a hate Reporter: The frases holding on to hope investigators will find out whoever is responsible. I hope they catch you. I hope you pay for what you had done. Reporter: Authorities here are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in this case. Cecilia. So awful. Okay, Alex, thank you.

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