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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:14 PM

Man arrested for allegedly setting fire to the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix

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Source: KPNX-TV12 News Phoenix

PHOENIX Phoenix police say they arrested a man in connection to the fire at the Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in Phoenix last Friday. 29-year-old Matthew Egler was arrested on Wednesday morning for arson. Police say Egler was a volunteer who was banned from the party offices.

The Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters were dispatched to the building near Central Avenue and Thomas Road around 1 a.m. on July 24 for reports of smoke coming from the building.

There were no injuries and no one was inside the building at the time of the fire. However, there was significant damage caused by the fire.

Phoenix Fire Investigation Task Force (which includes Phoenix Fire and Phoenix Police personnel), along with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were involved in processing the scene.


Read more: https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/valley/man-arrested-for-allegedly-setting-fire-to-the-arizona-democratic-party-headquarters-in-phoenix/75-f15a4ccd-2821-453c-ad23-906a952f9eaf



That article goes on to say Elger was upset he was denied the chance to volunteer in his district after he was banned and it implies the Party will need to move to new headquarters.

Not good optics for Arizona Democrats. We hope they find a new home soon........

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KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 OP
Chin music Jul 2020 #1
Igel Jul 2020 #2
Chin music Jul 2020 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2020 #6
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #5
Trenzalore Jul 2020 #4
47of74 Jul 2020 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2020 #8

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:22 PM

2. You're talking Minneapolis?

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:40 PM

6. I think it's likely that they are waiting to charge him until they have hard evidence

of more than just vandalism, including enough to pressure him to get information about co-conspirators and others in the organization. Under the law, a suspect can't be held for more than 36 hours without being brought before a judge and formally charged.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:39 PM

5. Police haven't yet revealed his name.

Minneapolis police say 'Umbrella Man' was a white supremacist trying to incite George Floyd rioting
By Libor Jany
Star Tribune
July 28, 2020

From: https://www.startribune.com/police-umbrella-man-was-a-white-supremacist-trying-to-incite-floyd-rioting/571932272/

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The Star Tribune could not independently verify the police account, which has so far only surfaced in the search warrant, and isn't naming the man because so far he has not been charged with a crime. The man, who has a criminal history that includes convictions of domestic violence and assault, did not respond to messages seeking comment. Spokespersons for the Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is also involved in the investigation, declined to comment.


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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:29 PM

4. Political campaigns attract some crazy people

Unfortunately know that from personal experience.

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:53 PM

7. Has anyone heard from Ashley Todd lately?

 

She of backwards B fame who pulled her stunt before the 2008 election....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:03 PM

8. Duplicate visible in LBN column

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