“This highly disturbing 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”
~ Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens
Fortunately, no one was injured in the attack.
“The substance was housed in a bottle thrown through one of the building’s front windows.” “The flammable substance appears to have ignited inside the building, burned some furniture and damaged the building’s interior before going out,” police told local CBS affiliate, WNCN.
“Whether the bomb was meant to kill, destroy property, or intimidate voters, everyone in this country should be free to express their political viewpoints without fear for their own safety. We will be requesting additional security at all Republican Party offices and events between now and Election Day to ensure the safety of our activists, volunteers, and supporters,” Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, said according to WNCN.