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Office of Democratic Senator Wendy Davis Firebombed

by: Karl-Thomas Musselman

Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 08:55 PM CDT

At around 4 PM this afternoon, just before the close of the workday, the Fort Worth office of Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis was targeted with two molotov cocktails by a sole male assailant. The Sentator was not in the office at the time. Two staff members were inside when they heard the crash against the main doorway which caught on fire. They extinguished it on site but the damage is clearly evident in pictures taken by Anthony Spangler.

Wendy Davis District Office Fire

Initial coverage has come from WFAA-TV. Additional coverage from the Star-Telegram and Texas Tribune.

The Senator's office has called for a press conference at her district office as of 8:45 PM. As soon as we have her statement we will update this post.

9:10 Update:

Bud Kennedy posts the first video of her news conference.

8:33 a.m. Update:

The Star-Telegram reports that a suspect was arrested last night:

The suspect was picked up about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, said Capt. Tom Crow, fire department spokesman. The suspect was detained just hours after a staffer at Davis' office used a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire with waist high flames. No injuries were reported in the fire, but the incident was "alarming and very scary," Davis said Tuesday night at a news conference outside the office on West Seventh Street. A building maintenance worker chased a man but could not catch him, authorities said. Investigators did not have a description of the man and could not confirm reports that the devices were Molotov cocktails, Crow said.


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Sen. Davis, her staff & constituents have my best thought tonight

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Definition from Google (0.00 / 0)
According to google:
Noun: The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
Synonyms: terror

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It appears that this incident was not based upon the pursuit of political aims, and I regret making the previous statement implying that it was.  Mea culpa.

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