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Exeter art studio window damaged

Union Leader Correspondent

September 24. 2018 10:57PM
The window at an Exeter art studio was damaged, possibly by a BB or pellet. (Exeter Police Department)

EXETER — Police are investigating after a window where a sign was hanging to advertise a political event with local Democratic candidates was damaged.

Police Capt. Stephan Poulin said police were notified of the broken window Saturday morning at the Art Up Front Street studio at 20 Front St.

Poulin said an officer who responded found a hole in the glass and cracks along the hole.

While police have not determined the cause of the damage, Poulin said it may have resulted from a pellet or BB.

“My sense is it was just a random act,” said Mal Argondizza, who owns the studio with his wife.

Police received no other reports of damaged windows over the weekend.

The damage was found directly above a sign that was placed in the window for this Wednesday’s meet and greet with Democratic candidates running for state office being held at the studio.

Poulin did not comment on whether the incident could have been politically motivated.

“It seems to have been a one time incident so far until someone else finds damage,” he said.

The damaged window was taped up until it can be replaced.

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