MAN BREAKS THE REPUBLICAN SENATOR’S OFFICE IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH AN AXE
Police in Fargo, North Carolina have identified a man seen on surveillance video smashing the windows of Republican Sen. John Hoeven’s office on December 21.
Footage shows the man, wearing jeans and a dark hoodie and holding an ax, walking up a set of stairs toward Hoeven’s office suite. He then smashes the windows of the office and walks away. Police asked the public for help identifying the man on Monday, calling the incident an act of “vandalism” in a Facebook post.
“Yesterday, Dec. 21, 2020, at 9:09 a..m. a Fargo Officer responded to a report of vandalism at Senator Hoeven’s Office,” the Fargo Police Department wrote. “Video provided to the officer shows a male suspect walk up the stairs in the skyway towards Senator Hoeven’s Office and strike the windows with what appears to be an axe.”
The department included video footage of the incident as well. On Tuesday, December 22, Fargo police updated the post to say the man in the video “has been positively identified,” adding that the assigned detective “will complete a report and forward it to the State’s Attorney’s Office.”
The Hill reported that it was Hoeven’s office who reported the vandalism to police.
“We reported it and appreciate the dedicated work of our law enforcement,” said Alex Finken, a Hoeven spokesperson.