To avoid the flare from setting fire to the building, the floor of the workspace was constructed out of brick.
On Monday morning, an arsonist started a fire at the office of a Republican state lawmaker that was located in Washington, D.C. This incident took place as political tensions in the United States continue to increase in front of the midterm elections in the fall.
The office of Democrat Andrew Barkis, who represents a district in Washington state, was broken into late last night by two individuals, one of whom threw a flare into the building while it was still lit. Along with the tweet, Representative JT Wilcox uploaded a video of the incident that he had recorded on Monday. “I’m concerned because we have no information about the people who committed the crime or the reasons for their actions. It’s a good thing the flare didn’t go off in the air but instead fell on something solid.
Two people were making their way up to the front porch of the building on the morning of June 13 at around four in the morning when one of them stepped through a window, breaking it.
On the video recording, a second person is seen carrying an illuminated road flare inside the workplace, and shortly after doing so, they exit the building.