Ax-breaking vandal smashes windows from North Dakota senator’s Fargo office

Police in Fargo, North Dakota, say they have positively identified the ax-wielding suspect in vandalism at the offices of U.S. Senator John Hoeven (RN.D.).

Police have identified a suspect in connection with the incident at Senator John Hoeven’s office.Fargo Police Dept.

Surveillance video from Friday night showed a masked man walking up a flight of stairs toward the office’s closed door using an ax to smash the window and screwing the safety glass out of the frame before calmly walking away.

Hoeven’s office is located near the center of Fargo’s Skywalk, a glass-cast walkway that connects two buildings on North Broadway Drive.

A spokesman for Hoeven did not immediately respond to a NBC News request for comment. Phone calls to his offices in Fargo and Washington went unanswered.

The Fargo Police Department wrote on Facebook that a report on the suspect will be sent to the state’s attorney once it is completed.

Reached by telephone Wednesday, the Cass County States Attorney confirmed to NBC News that they had not yet received the case report from the Fargo Police Department.