- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

EDMONDS, Wash. (AP) - Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a swastika that was found spray-painted on a vehicle outside a church north of Seattle.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/YdPHfX ) the swastika was discovered on a vehicle outside Westgate Chapel Sunday morning in Edmonds.

Police say a police sergeant who was working security at the church recognized the suspect and saw spray paint on his fingers.

He was questioned and evidence was collected from his vehicle.

After detectives talked to him Wednesday, he was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of malicious mischief.

Detectives are also investigating whether the Edmonds man could be responsible for April incidents when swastikas were painted on cars in Edmonds neighborhoods or a June incident in which hate speech was included in graffiti at Madrona Middle School.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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