Republican Washington State Lawmaker’s Office Targeted in Arson Attempt

Republican Washington State Lawmaker’s Office Targeted in Arson Attempt


Two individuals smashed a window before throwing a lit flare into the Olympia office of state Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Lacey, early Monday morning.

Ring video footage posted to Twitter by Barkis’ seatmate House Minority Leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, showed two individuals approaching the building around 4 a.m.

One of them wearing dark clothing and a mask then smashes the window with a hammer before the other individual drops a flare into the building.

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The second person is seen wearing cargo shorts and using his sweater to cover his face.

Watch the footage:

Last night 2 individuals broke a window and threw a lit flare into the office of my seatmate, Rep. Andrew Barkis. We have no information about perps or motivation, but I'm very

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