New York Police has detained a supposed stalker of the Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, after the man had visited the office of the congresswoman of Puerto Rican origin in the New York borough of Queens three times.
The detained person, identified as Douala Hashi, had a restraining order from the congresswoman, according to local media.
According to the police account, despite this, last Tuesday, Hashi went to the office of Ocasio-Cortez in the Jackson Heights area to request a meeting with the young legislator, who currently spends most of her time in Washington.
Hashi, 31, was arrested the following day for the charge of harassment and for having contravened his restraining order.
The ABC7 television channel, which cites a police source, says the detainee visited the congresswoman’s office on June 2.
In a second visit, which occurred on June 15, he allegedly arrived with a broken bottle and acted violently and damaged a camera.
He later confronted a police officer whom he sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a media phenomenon in the United States after beating a year ago in the primary election of her party one of the New York Democratic barons, Joe Crowley.
Her dialectic, her progressive ideas and her use of social networks have made her the visible head of the new progressive and non-conformist generation of liberals.
Criticized by the most conservative sector of the Democratic Party, she has also become a target of the darts of the Republican Party, which denounces her radical proposals like the introduction of public health or free education.