WA Democrats: The bomb threat in the Spokane office was politically motivated

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SPOKANE, Wash. “According to the Washington State Democrats, an alleged bombing attempt in the Spokane office today was politically motivated.

Police said a man went into the Teamsters building – where the Spokane County Democrats’ office is located – wearing a backpack and sticking out wires and saying it was a bomb. The man then took an employee hostage for a while.

One of the office volunteers said he handed them the manifesto.

Officers have arrived who have taken the man into custody and are currently working to determine if he acted alone or as part of a group. The contents of the manifesto are also being examined.

The Bomb Squadron is currently inspecting the backpack to determine if it is explosive.

Nicole Bishop, president of Spokane County Democrats, and Tina Podlodowski, president of the Washington State Democrats, issued a joint statement following the incident:

“We are so relieved that no one has been offended by this reprehensible act of violence. Our primary concern is the safety of the volunteers and the wider community of Spokane. We call on all elected officials and community leaders to join us in condemning this apparently politically motivated act of violence. No one should be afraid for their lives just because they are involved in our political process. “

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