Man Charged with Arson Attack on Austin Dem HQ

Booking photo for Ryan Faircloth. (Courtesy: Austin Fire Department)
Booking photo for Ryan Faircloth. (Courtesy: Austin Fire Department)
October 2, 2021 9:39 a.m.

Austin Fire Department arson investigators and the FBI have arrested 30 year old Ryan Faircloth after an investigation into who threw a Molotov Cocktail into the Travis County Democratic Party headquarters early Wednesday morning. Security cameras showed a man alleged to be Faircloth first throwing a rock through the building’s front door, then returning with the Molotov Cocktail.

Damage was minimal. Patrons at a bar across the street saw the fire and quickly put it out. Security cameras were installed after a graffiti incident last year. Faircloth is charged with 2nd degree felony arson 3rd degree felony possession of a prohibited weapon.

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