Man pleads guilty to vandalism at Rep. Cleaver's office

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago March 03, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 Thursday, March 03 2016 Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:57:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man pleaded guilty to a failed attempt to firebomb an office for U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.

Eric G. King on Thursday admitted that he threw to Molotov cocktails at the building in midtown Kansas City on Sept. 11, 2014. One device didn't go into the building and the second did no damage.

Cleaver was in Washington D.C. and no staff members were in the building at the time.

King pleaded guilty in federal court to using an incendiary device to commit arson. He faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.

Prosecutors said King had expressed anarchist beliefs on social media and was a potential suspect in other anti-government vandalism in the city.

King's sentencing has not been scheduled.

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