DENVER — Police have identified a suspect involved with vandalizing a campaign office for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump late Friday night.
Michael Ferrara, 33, was taken into custody and was being held for a potential charge of criminal mischief. He was scheduled to make a court appearance Sunday morning.
Police said he threw a rock through a front window of the building at 740 E. 18th Ave. about 8 p.m.
Trump campaign staff members and volunteers were inside working and making phone calls at the time. A security guard caught the suspect and held him until police arrived.
This was the second case of vandalism at Trump’s Denver headquarters within 24 hours. One of the building’s walls was spray painted and was discovered when volunteers arrived about 6 a.m. Friday.
“We found our windows had been white-washed, graffiti on the side of the residence building, which is sad because a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters here,” said Steven Barlock, the Denver co-chairman for the Trump campaign.
“They’re the tolerant people. And, obviously, Hillary Clinton’s people have not been tolerant with this being Democratic Denver. The best thing we can do is keep a positive attitude.”
Barlock said a police report will be filed and hopes nearby surveillance cameras caught whoever did the vandalism.
Barlock said the building has been hit with graffiti in the past and that the current vandalism will have to be removed with a sand blaster.
No one was in custody for the spray paint incident.