In an act one official has called “political terrorism,” the offices of the Republican Party in Orange County, North Carolina have come under attack, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Police say the words “Nazi Republicans get out of town, or else!” were also spray-painted on a nearby building.
Orange County NC GOP HQ in Hillsborough was firebombed, “Nazi Republicans Leave Town” spraypainted on building pic.twitter.com/SBlAuqctrD
— Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) October 16, 2016
“The office itself is a total loss,” Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of state GOP, told the Charlotte Observer.
“The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been.” The incident, which took place when flammable liquid was thrown through the front window of the office, is under investigation.
In a statement, Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens called the act “highly disturbing.” “[This] 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,” Stevens said.