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An act of vandalism at Democratic Party headquarters in Denver took a strange turn when it was revealed that one of the suspects was a Democratic activist.

Democratic leaders initially said that the window shattering was an act of political vandalism, possibly by opponents of the proposed healthcare overhaul.

But the political leanings of suspect Maurice Schwenkler raised the prospect that one of the party's own might have vandalized its building to make a statement.

Schwenkler refused to discuss a possible motive with police. He was released on $5,000 bail, according to jail officials.

A second suspect remained at large.

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