Tags: US | crime | history | museum | religion

Woman Arrested Over Paint Attacks on DC Landmarks

Image: Woman Arrested Over Paint Attacks on DC Landmarks

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 09:56 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

US police arrested a female suspect Monday after three iconic Washington landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, were vandalized with green paint.

A spokeswoman for the US capital's Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the woman's arrest to AFP, but gave no other details.

The Smithsonian Institution said "hard-to-notice, greenish paint" was discovered on Monday on a bronze statue of its first secretary Joseph Henry outside its headquarters on the National Mall.

"US Park Police looked at the paint to see if it matched what was thrown on the Lincoln Memorial" overnight Thursday, Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas told AFP.

Elsewhere, fresh green paint was found Monday in two chapels within the National Cathedral, a spokesman for the Episcopal church said.

Back at the Lincoln Memorial, workers with high-pressure hoses continued to carefully erase remaining bits of green paint on the white marble sculpture of Civil War president Abraham Lincoln.

"It's going to take several days," US Park Service spokeswoman Carol Johnson told reporters.

© AFP 2014

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 23:27 PM

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a sh . . .

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged near Home

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 22:32 PM

A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.Spokeswo . . .

Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America in Minnesota

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 22:25 PM

More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resul . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved