A Marine Corps recruiting station was targeted by a firebombing spree that has imperiled multiple buildings across Tucson, Arizona this week, the Arizona Daily Star reports.
- The recruiting station, one of four crime scenes investigated by the Tucson Police Department on Tuesday, was struck by a “Molotov cocktail-type incendiary device” in the early morning of Oct. 30, law enforcement officials told the Arizona Daily Star.
- The recruiting station was empty at the time of the incident and no personnel were injured, a Marine Corps spokesman told Marine Corps Times in a statement.
- “There was minimal damage to the station and operations have not been interrupted,” Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Wood said in the statement. “The safety of our recruiters, civilian employees and prospective applicants is a top priority so we will continue to cooperate with local authorities as they lead the ongoing investigation.”
- The other targets included a Chase Bank, a Wells Fargo Bank, and a Starbucks, law enforcement officials told the Arizona Daily Star.
- This isn’t the first time vandals have targeted recruiters: In August, protestors smashed the windows of a Marine Corps recruiting office in Berkeley, California.