CM – Security camera detects vandals throwing incendiary device into the Austin Democratic offices

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Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance tape throwing an incendiary device into the offices of the Democratic Party of Travis County, Texas.

Arson investigators say the man threw a Molotov cocktail into downtown Austin offices around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

The video shows a man in a headscarf with the American flag, black shorts and a gray shirt approaching the offices and throwing a stone through the window of their door. Then he puts what looks like an incendiary device in it and runs away.

Videos from the offices show that a smoke bomb is also exploding inside.

The incident resulted in only minor property damage, in which no one was at the time. Investigators say the Molotov cocktail didn’t actually ignite, and if it did it would have done a lot more damage to the offices.

The video also shows an employee of a nearby company helping the police to extinguish the growing flames with a fire extinguisher before the police arrive.

Police say he also left a threatening letter but didn’t say what he said.

« This is an act of terrorism. If you leave a threatening message, the intent is to terrorize people. We are Texas Democrats and we are not afraid, » said Katie Naranjo, leader of the Travis County’s Democratic Party, at a media briefing later this year Day.

Authorities said vandalism was committed that same night in the Travis County’s Ned Granger administration building about half an hour before the attack on Democratic offices. The Austin Police did not say what charges might be brought against the man, but said they were likely to be a crime charge. They are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.

« The Democratic Party believes in freedom of expression, » Naranjo claimed, « believes in your right to vote, and we will not be intimidated by anyone who acts cowardly to attack a democratic institution, our democracy. »

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