FBI probes vandalism as congressman's office

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014 1:15 PM
FBI probes vandalism as congressman's office

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into what appears to have been an attempt to firebomb a U.S. congressman's office in Missouri.

Kansas City police were called to U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's office in Kansas City around 2:50 a.m. Thursday after an alarm sounded at the building.

Police Sgt. Kari Thompson says two alcohol bottles — one rum and one Jagermeister — were found shattered on the ground outside below a broken office window.

Thompson says paper towels were sticking out of the necks of the bottles and it appeared they had been ignited but were extinguished during flight.

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Cleaver was in Washington, D.C., and there were no staff members in the building at the time.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton says the agency is investigating the incident.