Man charged after throwing brick at Sen. Mark Warner’s Roanoke office

WASHINGTON — Police arrested a man for throwing a brick and shattering glass Monday at Sen. Mark Warner’s office in Roanoke, Virginia.

James Trainor, 36, was arrested and charged with property damage, The Associated Press reports.

The vandalism occurred early Monday morning, before the office opened at 8 a.m., and no one was inside at the time, Roanoke police said.

Warner, D-Va., tweeted about the vandalism Monday and thanked police for their “quick, professional response.”

Police said Warner’s office was the only building hit and that Trainor targeted the senator’s office.

“The motive is under investigation,” said Caitlyn Cline, spokeswoman for the Roanoke Police Department. “We do believe that he picked out this building specifically, but we haven’t determined why.”

U.S. Capitol Police have joined the investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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