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Cops Arrest a Trespasser in AOC's New York Office

Newser — Bob Cronin

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.

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