Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue in NYC


The New York City Police Department is looking for the man caught on camera who spray-painted swastikas across Lower Manhattan tagging a construction site, City Hall and the iconic Charging Bull statue.

Three incidents are now being investigated by NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force. 

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On Dec. 13 around 6:30 p.m., the man drew a swastika on a pillar at the entrance to City Hall at the corner of Beekman Street and Park Row. The suspect fled southbound on Park Row. Police released surveillance photos and a video depicting the suspect from the incident.

Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue in NYC

Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue (NYPD Crime Stoppers)

On Dec. 14 around 10:09 p.m., the unknown individual spray-painted a swastika on the Charging Bull statue in front of 25 Broadway before fleeing northbound on Morris Street. A surveillance photo from the scene was obtained by police.

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The man is described by police as having a light complexion, last seen wearing a black/gray poncho, black backpack, black jeans and multicolored sneakers. He appears to walk with a limp.

Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue in NYC

Vandal caught on camera drawing swastikas on City Hall, Charging Bull statue (NYPD Crime Stoppers)

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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.