A person was arrested Tuesday evening for dousing the Washington Monument with purple paint and scrawling an anti-government message on the landmark.
The vandal wrote the phrases “Have u been f—ked by this” with an arrow pointing upward and “gov says powerful sh-t” in purple lettering on the base of the monument, in response to images from the scene.
He additionally splashed purple paint onto the bottom, images taken by a Fox5-Washington DC reporter present.
US Park Police mentioned in a Tuesday evening assertion they’ve taken an grownup man into custody for the vandalism.
The realm across the base of the monument is quickly closed.
Nationwide Park Service conservators will work to take away the purple paint to revive the monument to its unique state, park police mentioned.