Shooting at Lexington Herald-Leader shattered windows and bogus bomb alert in London caused staff to be evacuated – as Trump revives attacks on media

Kentucky has become the latest state to experience the chill surrounding journalism in the US after a prominent local newspaper came under fire – literally – and a printing factory was disrupted by a bogus bomb threat.

Police have confirmed that they are treating as a criminal mischief a shooting at the offices of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Kentucky. Nobody was hurt in the attack but a newsroom window was shattered, and there were signs of further damage in other floors of the paper thought to be caused by small-caliber bullets.

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