Federal agents join investigation into explosive thrown at house of gov's aide

By Nick R. Martin | April 12th, 2010 | 4:16 pm | No Comments »

Federal agents are helping investigate who threw a Molotov cocktail at the house of one of Gov. Jan Brewer’s aides overnight.

Special agent Tom Mangan said investigators with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the Peoria home of governor’s spokesman Paul Senseman, whose garage was hit with the explosive while he and his family slept. The attack caused some damage to the garage door but did not set the house on fire.

Mangan declined to speculate on a motive for the attack, which was first reported this afternoon by the Arizona Republic. He referred all other questions to Peoria police, who were also being assisted by the state Department of Public Safety.