Housekeepers for the Office of the Attorney General found a bullet on the sixth floor on Monday evening. Officers responding to the call found the bullet and a small hole in a window, according to Virginia Capitol Police spokesman Officer Joe Macenka.
“There is no indication that this incident was targeted at the OAG specifically or any individual employee,” Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck Slemp wrote to staff on Tuesday, noting that the Capitol police will provide additional patrols for the next few days and a greater presence at the building “for the foreseeable future.”
The Office of the Attorney General didn’t provide a statement, but did share the email from Slemp.
“I write this morning to notify our Richmond office that a single round from a firearm was shot into a window of the Barbara Johns Building. The round was located by housekeeping staff last night,” Slemp said.
“Capitol Police were called to the Barbara Johns Building at 7:13 p.m. Monday for a report of a bullet that may have been fired into the building from outside,” Macenka told The Star. “Officers found a bullet in a sixth-floor office that also had a small round hole near the top of a window. Capitol Police are investigating the matter and have no further comment at this time.”
The Virginia Capitol Police FOIA officer hasn’t yet responded to a Wednesday request for the police report or dispatch logs.
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