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Charges Filed In Attempted Firebombing Of Cleaver's Office

A 28-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the vandalism of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II's Kansas City office earlier this month.

The U.S. Attorney' Office for the Western District of Missouri filed criminal charges against Eric G. King Wednesday. King allegedly threw a hammer through the window of the congressman's office and attempted to throw two Molotov cocktails through the broken window in the early morning hours of Sept. 11.

No fire damage was reported, and no one was in the office at the time.

"Property can be replaced, people cannot. I will be forever grateful that no one was hurt in the senseless attempt recently to destroy my Kansas City office," Cleaver said in a statement.

Kansas City Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives all investigated the incident.

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