NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Wednesday were searching for the vandals who hit the Metropolitan Opera House, defacing several statues and paintings.
The vandalism took place Wednesday morning at the opera house at Lincoln Center, on the Upper West Side.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
“Early this morning, some administrative offices at the Metropolitan Opera house were vandalized with spray paint. There was little or no permanent damage,” the Met said in a statement. “The New York City Police department is investigating. We have no further comment at this time.”READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Meet For First Debate
Despite the Met’s statement that nothing was permanently damaged, one of the paintings involved in the incident is said to be worth $50,000.
Police said the incident may be related to a labor dispute.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Announces Vaccine Mandate For All New York City Municipal Workers, Including First Responders
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