Police Say A Republican Building In North Carolina Was Firebombed

The words “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were also spray-painted on a building in Hillsborough.

The Republican campaign headquarters were firebombed in Hillsborough, North Carolina Saturday night, according to police.

A flammable liquid was tossed through the front window of the office, setting the interior on fire temporarily and damaging furniture, the Hillsborough Police Department said in a statement.

“The flammable substance appears to have ignited inside the building, burned some furniture, and damaged the building’s interior before going out,” police said. “The substance was housed in a bottle thrown through one of the building’s front windows.”

Vandals also spray-painted a building next door with a swastika and the words “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”

No one was in the building at the time, and police are investigating the act as vandalism and “hate graffiti.”

“This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety via fire, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect, and integrity in civic participation,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said Sunday.

“Acts like this have no place in our community. Our law enforcement officials are responding quickly and thoroughly to investigate this reprehensible act and prosecute the perpetrators.”

The Hillsborough police did not immediately return BuzzFeed News' request for more information.

North Carolina GOP spokesperson Kami Mueller tweeted pictures of the incident, saying the act “will not deter good people from exercising their rights.”


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