Vandal is arrested after graffitiing Washington Monument

Vandal is arrested after graffitiing ‘have you been f***ed by this, ‘gov says tough sh-t’ on Washington Monument

  • The United States Park Police in Washington DC confirmed they had detained a male individual suspected of the vandalism
  • Photos showed a large splatter of red paint on the base of the monument, next to it a message reading ‘Have u been f***** by this’ and ‘Gov says tough s***’
  • The monument will be restored by National Park Service conservators, according to outlets 

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A suspect is in custody after the Washington Monument was vandalized with a splash of red paint and a lewd message on Tuesday night.

The United States Park Police in Washington DC confirmed they had detained a male individual suspected of the vandalism.

Photos from the National Mall showed a large splatter of red paint on the base of the monument, next to it a message that appeared to read ‘Have u been f***** by this’ and below that a line saying ‘Gov says tough s***.’

A suspect is in custody after the Washington Monument was vandalized with a splash of red paint and a lewd message on Tuesday night

The United States Park Police in Washington DC confirmed they had detained a male individual suspected of the vandalism

The area around the base of the monument was closed as Park Police investigated the incident.

It is unclear if the monument will re-open tomorrow at its usual opening hour of 10am.

The monument will be restored by National Park Service conservators, according to outlets.

The Washington Monument was opened to the public in 1888 and built as a monument to the United States’ first president, George Washington. 

The monument rises 555 feet into the air, and stands at the apex of the National Mall.

Photos from the National Mall showed a large splatter of red paint on the base of the monument, and next to it a message that appeared to read "Have u been f***** by this Gov says tough s***'

Photos from the National Mall showed a large splatter of red paint on the base of the monument, and next to it a message that appeared to read ‘Have u been f***** by this Gov says tough s***’

The Washington Monument was opened to the public in 1888 and built as a monument to the United States' first president, George Washington.

The Washington Monument was opened to the public in 1888 and built as a monument to the United States’ first president, George Washington.

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