Several windows were broken at the headquarters of The Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, with possible signs of bullet damage to the building.
“Exterior windows were damaged on the first-, second- and third-level banks of windows of the press room on the Midland Avenue side of the building. Three exterior windows were shattered, leaving broken glass on the sidewalk outside. Two windows on the upper level of the press room were damaged, but did not shatter. Those windows show small holes and cracks that appear consistent with small-caliber bullet damage.,” The Herald Leader reported on Monday.
The Lexington police are investigating this crime as criminal mischief and also confirmed, “it was consistent with small-caliber gunfire.”
“Based on a review of security camera footage, the windows were shattered Sunday morning between 9:45 a.m and 11 a.m. There would have been a small number of employees in the building at that time, but the press room is no longer in use. No employees were injured or near the area where the damage occurred.,” The Herald Leader reported.
The Publisher of The Herald Leader, Rufus M. Friday, brought up how scary it is, especially with what is going on to some journalists right now and the talk about journalists being treated unfairly.
“It’s concerning,” Friday said, “especially given the level of rhetoric directed at journalists recently in the United States and in Kentucky.”
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