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DPS: Fort Worth Man Broke Into State Capitol; Damaged Portrait

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    Video Shows Man Vandalizing Texas Capitol

    Authorities say 22-year-old Tanner Graeber of Fort Worth entered the capitol building early Sunday after climbing on an exterior construction scaffolding and breaking out a window. Once inside he allegedly damaged a painting of former Texas Governor Fletcher Stockdale. (Published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016)

    A Fort Worth man is accused of burglary and criminal mischief after breaking into the State Capitol in Austin early Sunday morning.

    The Texas Department of Safety arrested 22-year-old Tanner Christian Graeber. He faces two felony charges.

    DPS said a trooper observed Graeber enter a temporary wooden walkway around 3:27 a.m. on Sunday.

    The walkway was constructed for the Capitol's renovations.

    The trooper said Graeber then climbed up the scaffolding on the south side of the Capitol, broke a window and entered the second floor.

    DPS said Graeber "intentionally" damaged a portrait of former Governor Fletcher Stockdale. The motive is not known.

    Graeber remains in the Travis County Jail.