(CNN)The Washington Metropolitan Police Department and Amtrak Police announced Saturday the arrest of a man for allegedly spray-painting swastikas on columns at Union Station and for defacing three other buildings.
A swastika is seen painted on a column outside Union Station in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2022.
Police say the vandalism occurred Friday, a day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
For the graffiti at Union Station, police charged the 34-year-old with Display of Certain Emblems. They charged him with Defacing Private/Public Property for the incidents at the three other buildings.
“Amtrak strongly condemns this act of hatred and will work with our landlord, USRC and their lessor to remove these symbols as quickly as possible," Amtrak spokesperson Kimberly Woods told CNN on Friday.
Swastikas are seen covered up by tape and paper at Union Station in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2022.
“This symbol of hate displayed in our city is both shocking and unsettling, particularly on the heels of International Holocaust Remembrance Day," Bowser said in a statement. "This antisemitic and hateful symbol has no place in our city, and we stand united with the members of our Jewish community against anti-Semitism in all its forms."
By Sarah Fortinsky and Kelly Murray, CNN, Sun January 30, 2022.
January 30, 2022
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