FORT WORTH, Texas – The Fort Worth Fire Department is investigating an arson attack at State Sen. Wendy Davis’ legislative office.
Fire officials said just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday someone threw two Molotov cocktails into the third-floor office on West 7th Street.
Two of Davis’ staff members were there at the time. They used a fire extinguisher to put out the waist-high flames. No one was hurt.
Davis, a Democrat who joined the Senate in 2009, was not at the office at the time.
“It’s unfortunate when things like this happen in the public arena and it reminds us of how important it is for us to remain very civil in our discourse and to work, not to foment this kind of anger in our community as we discuss things that are challenges that we all face and care about,” Davis said at a press conference Tuesday night.
She has been one of the strongest voices on several of the toughest issues the state is facing so she said she doesn’t know exactly what motivated the attack.
“Politics is always very heated and so we don’t know that this has anything to do with politics. We’ll know more when police and fire identify a suspect,” said Anthony Spangler, Davis’ communications director.
Officials said several witnesses saw someone who they think igniting the fire fleeing the scene. But no one is in custody yet and no further details have been released.
The fire department’s arson and bomb squad, Fort Worth police and the Department of Public Safety are all investigating the incident.
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