NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say an emotionally disturbed man broke into Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s district office in Queens Saturday.
Sources tell CBS2 the 24-year-old suspect entered the building on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights around 4:40 p.m. and was discharging a fire extinguisher when officers arrived.READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Face Off In Fiery Final Debate
The man then reportedly ran into a closet inside the freshman congresswoman’s office.
While inside, police were able to talk the unstable suspect down. He then came out holding a broken glass bottle but did not do anything threatening with it and was taken into custody.READ MORE: Police: Suspect Robbed Bank 10 Minutes Before Shooting Man In Union Square Subway Station
Ocasio-Cortez was reportedly not at the office at the time of the bizarre incident.
The 24-year-old was taken to Elmhurst Hospital for evaluation and will likely face charges for entering the Democrat’s building.MORE NEWS: Parents Urged To Look Out For Cannabis Products Made To Look Like Snacks, Candy This Halloween
Authorities added that the suspect did not make any political statements about the polarizing New York politician and was more incoherent at the time of his arrest.