Looks like things were said before they were investigated. Did Congressman Cantor use the incident to deflect the threats made against Democrats? From the report, it sure seems like the bullet was an accident. Also, twitter is buzzing that it was a building that he seldom used and housed many other offices outside of his own and the bullet went through the lobby. Take from that what you may, but if this incident was used for political game Congressman Cantor deserves a strong rebuke and should issue an apology.
The Richmond Police Department released the following statement:
Richmond Police Investigate Cantor Building Vandalism
March 25, 2010
The Richmond Police Department is investigating an act of vandalism at the Reagan Building, 25 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia. A first floor window was struck by a bullet at approximately 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. The building, which has several tenants including an office used by Congressman Eric Cantor, was unoccupied at the time.
A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman.
The Richmond Police Department is sharing information about the incident with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
At this time there are no suspects.