Senator’s Office Torched

( – One of the farthest-left US lawmakers, Socialist US Senator Bernie Sanders, known, among other things, for his Soviet Union trips in the 1980s, has seen an arson attack on his home state office, with the police already arresting a suspect.

A 35-year-old individual was apprehended for his involvement in an arson attack that occurred last Friday against an office in Burlington, Vermont, that is used by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

This event was officially confirmed by law enforcement authorities, The Daily Wire informs in a report.

Shant Soghomonian, who is also recognized under the alias Michael Soghomonian and has ties to Northridge, California, was detained on Sunday following a federal criminal complaint, as announced in a statement by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont.

The formal complaint accuses Soghomonian of employing fire as a means to inflict damage on the premises located at One Church Street in Burlington—a site engaged in interstate commerce and serving functions that impact interstate commerce, as further elaborated in the announcement.

According to the official narrative provided on Friday morning, Soghomonian gained entry into the building, and made his way to the third floor where Senator Sanders’s office is situated.

“[He was] recorded on a security video spraying a liquid near the outer door of the office and then lighting the area with a handheld lighter,” as detailed in the statement, referencing court records.

“A blaze quickly began while Soghomonian departed via a staircase” leading to damage to the  exterior of the office door and its vicinity, and the activation of the building’s sprinkler system across several floors, as described in the statement.

“The Senator’s office was occupied by multiple employees who were not physically injured during the incident,” the stated revealed further.

It also stated the uncertainty regarding the total number of individuals present in the building at the time, though it confirmed that there were no reported injuries.

If found guilty, Soghomonian is facing a substantial sentence of no less than five years to a maximum of 20 years in prison, in addition to a potential fine amounting to $250,000, as indicated by the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont.

On the day of the incident, Senator Sanders was in Los Angeles participating in a picket line alongside hotel workers who were advocating for better pay and work conditions.

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