Police said a first floor window was struck by a bullet at around 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The building was not occupied, police said. A preliminary investigation determined that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window at a downward direction, landing about a foot from the window. The bullet had enough force to break the windowpane but not penetrate the window blinds, according to a news release.Did Eric Cantor exagerate the extent of the threat posed by what was pretty obviously a stray bullet? Stray bullets falling from the sky aren't exactly unheard of in downtown Richmond (much as it pains me to admit that).
You can see the complete police news release here.
Update: Ryan Nobles has a picture of Cantor's campaign office up at his NBC12 blog and he supplies a critical piece of information: the building is unmarked and has no exterior signage or other marking to indicate that it an office used by Eric Cantor. This was not, as Representative Cantor falsely implied, a intentional attack on Cantor's office. This was a stray bullet randomly striking an unmarked office building.