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Police say man trespassed into Ocasio-Cortez's office, sprayed fire extinguisher

A man allegedly trespassed in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) office in the New York City borough of Queens on Saturday afternoon, a police source told The Hill.

The New York City Police Department arrested Douala Hashi, 31, in connection with the alleged trespassing, said spokesman George Tsourovakas.

Hashi is facing charges of criminal trespass, menacing and criminal mischief, Tsourovakas said.

The suspect sprayed a fire extinguisher as officers arrived, creating a "cloud condition," Tsourovakas added.

Tsourovakas said that when the cloud dissipated, the suspect was seen holding a broken bottle, adding that the man then entered a utility closet but exited after officers persuaded him to do so.

A police source told The Hill that Ocasio-Cortez was not in the Queens office at the time of the break-in.

This report was updated on June 16 at 9:18 a.m.

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