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NYPD: Teen Admits Vandalizing Rep. Michael Grimm’s Staten Island Campaign Office

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police say a teenager has admitted vandalizing the campaign office of New York Congressman Michael Grimm.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the eighth grader told a school counselor that he and a friend had broken a window over the weekend at the office on Staten Island.

The spokesman said Tuesday that the boy was expected to be charged as a juvenile with criminal mischief.

Grimm had reported the incident as a break-in. He also has alleged that someone had tampered with a computer server containing sensitive campaign information, telling WCBS 880′s Jim Smith the incident was an “attack against democracy.”

Browne said investigators were still examining the server.

In the weeks leading up to the incident “Grimm For Congress” signs had been repeatedly removed from the lawns of Grimm supporters.

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