Man Charged In Attempt To Firebomb TX Dem Office

Austin’s NBC News affiliate reports:

The Austin Fire Department Arson Investigators and the FBI announced an arrest in an incident involving a person who tried to vandalize and start a fire at the Travis County Democratic Party Headquarters earlier this week. On Friday, AFD identified the man as Ryan Faircloth, 30.

An arrest warrant released on Friday for Faircloth said surveillance footage from the office saw a maroon-colored F150 truck traveling north on Navasota without headlights. Shortly after, Faircloth is seen dressed in an American flag face covering, American flag head-covering, gray-colored shirt and black shorts.

The warrant then says Faircloth exits the camera view and comes back in with a “dark colored bottle with a light-colored material sticking out of the top, later identified as an improvised explosive device (commonly referred to as a Molotov Cocktail).”

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