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The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial were vandalized

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Three monuments on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., were vandalized over President's Day weekend. The Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, and the Washington Monument were damaged with graffiti.

The words were difficult to make out, but the graffiti appeared to have been done with a black Sharpie, U.S. Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said Tuesday morning. Similar graffiti was found on a power box along the National Mall.


The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial were vandalized

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Rose said the messages written on the Washington Monument referenced President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. According to an investigation conducted by the NPS, the graffiti was likely written in "the latest hours of Saturday."

Authorities believe the same person is behind the graffiti, Mike Litterst of the National Park Service said.

"The similarity of what's written and you know, the handwriting style," he said.


U.S. Park Police are reviewing surveillance footage from all three of the locations to identify a suspect.

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