Cops Arrest a Trespasser in AOC's New York Office

Lawmaker was in Washington at the time
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2019 9:03 AM CDT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens in 2018.   (Ocasio2018/Corey Torpie via AP)

(Newser) – Police arrested a man they said was trespassing in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's New York office on Saturday. The first-term lawmaker was in Washington at the time, ABC News reports, and the Queens office was otherwise empty. "It doesn't seem to be a break-in," a police spokesman said. "It seems to be a trespass." Officers said the man, whom they did not name, did not go with them quietly: He sprayed a fire extinguisher in the office and then tried to hide in a utility closet. He was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, per the New York Post. (Read more Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stories.)

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