On Sunday, Donald Trump’s Republican Party headquarters in Orange County was destroyed with a Molotov cocktail, according to Hillsborough officials.
The Republican party building was located at 347 Ja-Max Drive. The building was smeared with graffiti; “flammable material” in a bottle was then hurled through a window, which started a fire.
It was reported that the graffiti said “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.” The statement was spray-painted in black paint on one side of a building next to the headquarters, law enforcement officials said. According to WNCN, the graffiti was posted at 353 Ja-Max Drive.
Law enforcement officials said that the graffiti contained a swastika and was found before 9 a.m. by a local business owner.
“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 Republican nominee took to Twitter to protest against the incident. On Twitter, Trump wrote, “Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning.”
However, no one was hurt in the incident. No damage estimates are released. It was reported that police and the ATF are working together to investigate. The FBI has also joined the investigation, as informed by officials late Sunday.
The North Carolina Republican party wrote about the event on Facebook. As pointed out by them, the incident took place 25 days before Election Day. They said that the fully committed NCGOP volunteers and activists were canvassing the state.
The Facebook page also said they are investing long hours in “exercising their rights in a free and open democratic society.”
Donald Trump’s North Carolina Republican party described the incident as a “vicious attack,” a “hate crime” and also an attack against democracy.