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Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg's Austin campaign office vandalized, police report says

The new office was first opened less than two weeks before the vandalism.

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg's Austin campaign office was vandalized on Thursday, according to a report from the Austin Police Department Watch Commander that was obtained by KVUE.

According to police, officers responded to a non-emergency refusal call at a building located at 3208 S. Congress Ave. The report said the building is Bloomberg's campaign office.

According to the report, the building had been spray-painted and some of its windows were broken out.

Bloomberg's campaign said a police report has been filed and that any form of vandalism is an act of intimidation. They said they are working to clean up the "expensive" mess, but don't know if it will be finished by the "Super" Tuesday primary.

Bloomberg's campaign issued the following statement regarding the vandalism:

"These attacks against Mike Bloomberg 2020 offices in Texas and around the country are a clear attempt to intimidate and scare our hardworking team and volunteers from getting out the vote for Mike. But we have news for them: it’s not going to work. Mike Bloomberg is running for president to unite our country when it is more divided than ever, and we will continue to share his message of taking on tough fights and winning with voters across the country."

In a video taken by Twitter user @AtxYeehaw, multiple copies of a sickle and hammer can be seen spray-painted on the building, accompanied by the words "Elections no! Revolutions yes," and "don't vote."

According to police, APD received a call at 9:36 a.m. and no one has been taken into custody.

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