ICE office in San Antonio reportedly damaged by gun shots, suspect under arrest

A suspect was arrested in Texas after allegedly firing shots at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office overnight.

San Antonio police were reportedly investigating the incident after arresting a man found not far from the building which sustained damage to some windows from the shooting, notably on the 14th floor where the government agency has offices, according to KSAT-TV.

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No one was injured in the incident which occurred in the overnight hours about 3 a.m. Tuesday, targeting the building which is home to the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE division.

It was not clear if the attack was random or had specifically targeted the ICE office, according to KSAT. Police were also trying to determine where the shots were fired from and how the offices on the high-rise building were reached.

The incident comes weeks after a gunman was shot and killed by police outside an ICE detention facility in Tacoma. Washington. The 69-year-old, who was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, left a “manifesto” in which he called himself a member of Antifa, as well as railing against detainment facilities called out as “concentration camps,” echoing a controversial phrase used by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan blamed “rhetoric that’s out there from our own elected leaders” for the act.

“They are attacking the men and women of ICE. They are attacking the men and women of CBP. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, it’s misinformed — and outright, sometimes they are just lying to the American people, and it’s undoubtedly fueling this,” he told Fox News.

In the wake of back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio last week, Democrats unleashed a torrent of criticism against President Trump and his supporters, leading Fox News host Greg Gutfeld to blast MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough as an “ass” for the incendiary rhetoric.

White House advisor Kellyanne Conway also slammed Democratic 2020 presidential candidates for blatantly accusing Trump of being responsible for the mass shootings.

Thankfully, the man shooting at the San Antonio office building overnight did not injure anyone.

But Twitter users wondered if there would be any word from Democrats condemning his actions. Not likely.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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