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.

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.