Wisconsin attack on pro-life group: no arrests or suspects; Molotov cocktails used

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Authorities in Madison, Wisconsin said no arrests have been made in the connection with a weekend arson attack at the offices of a prominent anti-abortion group. 

Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said investigators have collected “multiple” pieces of evidence from the scene in the attack at Wisconsin Family Action and turned over evidence to federal authorities. Two Molotov cocktails were found inside the offices, he said.  

“As much as we wish we could be able to solve this case today the forensic process must take time,” he said during a Monday update on the investigation. 

Authorities said the attack happened around 6 a.m. Sunday at the office. Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling previously told Fox News that two windows were smashed and Molotov cocktails were tossed inside, one of which exploded, igniting a fire inside the office that burned furniture and books and sent shards of glass around the room. 

WISCONSIN ANTI-ABORTION GROUP TARGETED IN MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ARSON ATTACK 

No one was working at the time of the blaze. 

On one outside wall, a message left in spray paint read: “If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either.” Appling said what was not seen in initial photos and videos from the scene was another wall tagged with the anarchy symbol and the number 1312, which is meant to stand for the phrase, “All Cops are B——-.”

Madison police said a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the Wisconsin Family Action office but failed to ignite. A fire was set afterward, they said. 

The attacks came days after a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion was leaked that suggested the court may soon overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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