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McCrory offers reward in GOP firebombing

Posted October 19, 2016 11:43 a.m. EDT

— Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for firebombing the Orange County Republican Headquarters.

A bottle filled with flammable liquid was thrown through the window of the building early Sunday, damaging the interior before burning itself out, according to authorities. Someone also spray-painted "Nazi Republicans leave town or else" on a nearby wall. The office was empty, and no one was injured.

Hillsborough police said the incident happened sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. They are working with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the State Bureau of Investigation, the ATF and the FBI to narrow the time frame.

"The firebombing of a local political headquarters was clearly an act of intimidation and I'm going to do everything I can to find the individual or individuals who committed this assault on our democracy," McCrory said. "I remain committed to using every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation."

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact the State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500.