Swampscott Police Discover A Swastika On Sidewalk, Ask For Public's Help

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SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Swampscott Police are asking for the public's help after discovering a sidewalk vandalized with a swastika on Friday.

A swastika was painted on the sidewalk in the area of Redington Street and Forest Avenue. Officials said the swastika was spray painted in white paint and a vehicle in the area was also vandalized. A white line was painted down the side of the vehicle.

Swampscott Police investigating the incident said it took place Friday afternoon sometime from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M. Police are asking residents who live in the area to look over any surveillance footage they might have that could have captured the person or people responsible.

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Evidence was found at the scene that could help police identify the suspect or suspects, according to officials.

The Swampscott Police Department's civil rights officer, Detective Ted Delano, has made Swampscott's religious partners aware of the incident.

SPD asks anyone with information to call (781) 595-1111.

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