Windows Shattered at Kentucky Paper’s Office Building; Police Suspect ‘Bullet Damage’

A newspaper office in Kentucky was vandalized over the weekend, and the police’s initial investigation suggests that the damage may have been caused by gunshots.

The Lexington Herald-Leader filed a police report on Monday where their staff found that several of their office windows were shattered or damaged. The Herald-Leader put out a report about the incident, and they said that there are signs that the vandalism was done with “small-caliber bullet damage.” No employees were injured by the vandalism.

Publisher Rufus M. Friday said the Herald-Leader will take steps to increase security, though he also noted that he was “concerned” due to rhetoric and hostility towards journalists that he has seen recently.

“The safety and security of our employees is paramount,” Friday said. “We’re going to be vigilant and continue to do what we do,” Friday said. “We’re not going to be deterred by this senseless act of vandalism.”

[featured image via Peter Baniak/Lexington Herald-Leader]

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