Gov. Pat McCrory offers reward for information in GOP office firebombing
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory announced Wednesday that the state is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for firebombing the Orange County Republican Party headquarters, according to a press release.
“The firebombing of a local political headquarters was clearly an act of intimidation and I’m going to do everything I can to find the individual or individuals who committed this assault on our democracy,” McCrory said. “I remain committed to using every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”
On Sunday, the office was vandalized with graffiti and damaged with a flammable material thrown through the window.
The graffiti included a swastika and the words, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else,” which was spray-painted in black on the side of an adjacent building.
Authorities said the flammable substance ignited inside the building, burning furniture and damaging the interior of the building. It was contained in a bottle thrown through the window.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had strong words to say about the act, blaming it on “Animals representing Hillary Clinton.”
Both Hillary Clinton and Hillary for NC, supporters of Democratic presidential nominee, tweeted Sunday afternoon, calling the incident “horrific and unacceptable.”
Anyone with information regarding the firebombing is asked to contact the State Bureau of Investigation at (919) 662-4500.