August 24th, 2008
12:58 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama offices in St. Paul vandalized

(CNN) - Police in the city that will host the Republican National Convention next week are looking for suspects in the vandalism of Barack Obama’s St. Paul campaign offices.

Police spokesman Peter Panos said the incident occurred just after 1 a.m. CT Sunday. Arriving officers found two large plate glass windows shattered, a glass door “smashed out,” and paint splattered inside and outside the building.

The storefront offices on Raymond Avenue had several Obama campaign signs hanging on it. The signs remained on some of the broken windows while large shards of glass covered the sidewalk in front of the building and the floor inside.

One campaign worker was in a lower level of the building when the vandalism occurred. Panos said they do not believe the suspects were aware anyone was inside, and “their intent was not to hurt anyone.” He said no threats were received, and the incident is being investigating as a local property crime case. Federal authorities were not alerted.

Police are reviewing security videotapes from nearby businesses to see if any suspects could be identified. They have issued an appeal for anyone with information to contact officers or a Crimestoppers tip line.

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soundoff (80 Responses)
  1. BrooklynDodger

    I can't believe what's being written on both "sides" about this non-story. Says much about our electorate.

    August 24, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. Califorina Girl

    To: Texas Witch Twister,

    Please accept JESUS as your LORD AND SAVIOR.

    August 24, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. Josh

    "What do you expect from republicans. What they can't defeat they try to destroy." -Deborah
    Well then what does it say about YOUR party Deb when your "Golden Boy Senator" Edwards cheats on his wife WHILE SHE HAS BREAST CANCER?! That is SAD and SICK!

    August 24, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. BlackMan4Mac

    Oh well, too bad he wasn't there at the time.

    August 24, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. Sandra Eaddy

    We need to pull together as country.

    God is in control. The outcome is already decided. Let's pray that our next President has a right relationship with God, then he'll do right by the rest of us.

    Each of these candidates have positive contributions to make whether in the White House or in the Congress. It's a win-win.

    We have impeachment and the courts for extreme abuses of Power. .

    Obama Supporter--

    August 24, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
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