Arrest after device thrown at Pa. lawmaker office

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old man is in custody in connection with some kind of device thrown into the northwest Philadelphia campaign office of a state lawmaker.

A police spokeswoman said no injuries were reported in the incident at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the office of state Rep. Dwight Evans, D-Phila.

She said a plastic bag containing a water bottle and yellow liquid was thrown into the office, and something exploded inside the water bottle causing smoke.

The office in the West Oak Lane section of the city was closed and the bomb squad was sent to investigate what had originally been reported as some kind of smoke bomb.

Evans told WPVI-TV that he was in Harrisburg at the time and knows of no threats against the office.

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