Man Charged With Throwing Molotov Cocktails At Democrat’s Congressional Office
U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson has announced charges against a Kansas City man accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at U.S. Rep Emanuel Cleaver’s (D) congressional office.
28-year-old Eric King was identified from those tapes and charged with using a dangerous instrument to oppose, impede, intimidate and interfere with a federal official engaged in the performance of his official duties, according to KMBC.
The incident was captured on surveillance footage early in the morning on Sept. 11th, showing a man getting out two bottles with an ignition source, throwing a hammer at a window and lighting the devices. The suspect attempted to throw the devices but they never made it inside the building.
According to police, King was identified as the suspect after investigating a series of anti-government acts of vandalism in Kansas City.
In addition, King’s Facebook page suggested his intention to send anti-government messages..
King was arrested as he was leaving his apartment on Tuesday. According to the affidavit, King was carrying a backpack that contained a red can of spray paint, Kingsford Charcoal Lighter fluid and a clear plastic soda bottle (containing an unknown liquid) with a tube sock placed over it, according to WNCN.
During a search of King’s home, agents found a hand-written letter on a bedside shelf, entitled “Operation House Committee.” The letter lists: “(1) Paint thinner/alcohol, (2) face cover/hand cover/all tattoos covered, (3) Three bottles glass, (4) paper towels, old rags/lighter, (5) drive/driver, must be someone trust with. ”
The letter then gave instructions such as, “use hammer/sledgehammer to break door,” “light bottles, throw them, light curtains.’
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