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GOP headquarters in North Carolina firebombed

Unknown vandals threw a firebomb through the window of a GOP office in Hillsborough, North Carolina, early Sunday and spray painted a swastika and the words "Nazi Republicans get out of town or else" on an adjacent building, local officials said.

Inside the headquarters of the Orange County GOP, furniture, campaign signs, and supplies were destroyed. Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state Republican Party, told The Charlotte Observer it was an act of "political terrorism," and the office is a "total loss." He also said he was grateful that "nobody was killed, and they very well could have been."

Hillary Clinton's campaign tweeted Sunday that the attack was "horrific and unacceptable. Very grateful that everyone is safe." Lacking any evidence, Donald Trump sent out his own tweet, saying, "animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning." An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Friday found Clinton leading Trump by 4 points in North Carolina.