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State releases video of Governor's Mansion arsonist

Video and photos taken from security cameras show a man or men on the grounds of the Texas Governor's Mansion on the night an arsonist set it ablaze, and the Texas Department of Public Safety is asking the public's help in identifying them.

A man is walking on the sidewalk near in the mansion in one video, and the arsonist is captured on another video running near the mansion after the fire was started.

Investigators aren't sure if the two videos show the same person.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist.

In the first video, the man is wearing a baseball cap with a longhorn logo, a dark, short-sleeved shirt and dark pants. He may be wearing glasses and appears to be between 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build, the state said in a news release.

Anyone with information about the possible identity of the man is asked to call investigators at 512-506-2849, 512-506-2861 or 512-506-2862 or the Crime Stoppers toll-free hotline at 1-800-252-8477 or 1-800-252-TIPS. All lines will be answered 24 hours a day.