- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man has been arrested after police say he used a hammer to smash nearly 30 sculptures in the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens in downtown Des Moines.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2mmO9f8 ) that the incident occurred Tuesday evening, when 48-year-old Dung Van Nguyen began smashing 27 pillar and two lion sculptures with a hammer.

Police who confronted him shocked the man with a Taser when they say he refused orders to drop the hammer.

He was charged Wednesday with criminal mischief and interference with official acts. He remained jailed on $10,300 bond. It was not clear whether he yet had an attorney.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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