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Bullet hole found at Sanders campaign HQ on day candidate was present

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Mikayla Whitmore

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Tropicana in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.

Updated Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 | 11:04 a.m.

A bullet hole was discovered in a storefront window at the Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters in northwest Las Vegas on Thursday morning, the same day the Democratic presidential candidate was on site, Metro Police said today.

Officers responded just before noon to the campaign office at 815 South Rainbow Blvd., near Alta Drive, authorities said. Police said it appears a bullet went through the window but declined to comment on whether a shot had been fired.

Sanders did interviews with several media outlets at the office Thursday morning, including with the Sun.

The Sanders campaign on Monday called the bullet hole “an issue of serious concern” but did not elaborate on specifics of the situation.

"It is being investigated by the appropriate authorities,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager. "Beyond that, we generally don’t like to talk about security matters. We’ll just leave it there — just to say that it’s a serious concern."

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