Man arrested for trespassing at Ocasio-Cortez’s office
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say set off a fire extinguisher while at a building where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has one of her district offices.
The New York Police Department says officers responded to a call of a trespasser shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday at the building on 37th Avenue in Queens.
They found the man, identified as Douala Hashi, of Washington, D.C., with a fire extinguisher that he discharged on the same floor where Ocasio-Cortez’s offices.
Police say the 31-year-old man had a broken bottle, and went inside a utility closet before being taken into custody.
He faces charges of menacing, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.
Police say he didn’t make it into Ocasio-Cortez’s offices.
She was not there at the time.