Molotov Cocktails Thrown At Texas Democrat’s Office

A pair of Molotov cocktails were thrown at the office of Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Worth.

Two staffers were in the office at the time, but Davis was not, according to KDFW, the Fox affiliated television station in Dallas. No one was hurt.

Davis said at a news conference on Tuesday night that state troopers put her in lockdown for four hours after the incident to make sure she was not in danger, according to CBSDFW.com.

The staffers reportedly heard a loud thud on the door and opened it to see waist-high flames. The CBS affiliate posted photos showing the charred wooden door of the office and burn marks on the floor.

The CBS report said a maintenance worker in the building tried to stop the suspect, but the person got away. Police had not yet identified a suspect or made any arrests.

Here’s KDFW’s video report, which includes a clip of Davis speaking at the news conference:

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