男子因在德克萨斯州民主党县大楼内纵火被捕, 当局说

本周早些时候,一名德克萨斯州男子因涉嫌在民主党县大楼内纵火而面临纵火和武器指控, 当局说.

瑞恩·费尔克洛思, 30, is accused of causing a fire inside the Democratic Travis County Party Headquarters in Austin, 德州, on Wednesday by throwing a Molotov cocktail device inside the building, according to Capt. Jeffrey Deane of the Austin Fire Arson Investigations Division.
Authorities responded to the scene and found the fire was extinguished apparently by some employees from a neighboring business, Austin Fire Capt. Brandon Jennings said.
      No staff members wer ein the building, and the damage is minimal, 官员说.
        Faircloth, of Austin, was arrested and is being held at the Travis County Jail for second-degree felony arson and third-degree felony prohibited weapon charges, Deane said. He’s detained on $ 40,000 bond for both charges, according to arrest warrants.
          CNN is working to determine whether Faircloth has retained legal representation at this time.
          Authorities believe Faircloth intentionally targeted the Democratic party’s county building for political reasons.
          I think it was one of those things you know that this person was not happy with the current political climate, he blamed this office and who they represent for a lot of the issues that he saw as problems with the country and for that reason this was an intentional act,” Deane said.
          Deane noted that Faircloth wasforthcoming and confessedthat he targeted the building for those reasons.

          Threatening note left in the building, 当局说

          Authorities said Faircloth was the person caught on surveillance video walking around the Travis County Democratic Party office building in the early morning hours of September 29. The person appeared to pick up a rock and throw it at the building’s door, breaking a small part of it, 詹宁斯说.
          The person then places an incendiary device inside the building, 詹宁斯说.
          瑞恩·费尔克洛思, 30, was arrested and charged in connection to an arson at the Travis County Democratic Party building on Wednesday morning

          It does appear that there was some paper or something that were stacked up too that were also lit on fire, but the actual device that was thrown or placed did not ignite,” Jennings added.
          Jennings noted that an incendiary device such as the one seen used in the video would typically be thrown onceyou light it,” and then a liquid helps ignite the fire.
          There may be a lack of experience in what they were trying to do,” 詹宁斯说.
          Faircloth allegedly left a threatening note inside the building, though authorities didn’t specify what was written in it.
          “他 … didn’t want the influence of the Democratic party affecting his city, his state, things like that. That was the crux of the letter. In addition to that, he alluded that this may just be a warning and there could be future incidents,” Deane said.
            Travis County Democratic Party chair Katie Naranjo said Wednesday the building has been used for various government purposes.
            The FBI assisted Austin investigators with the arrest because of the nature of the threats, Deane said.

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