NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is searching for two men seen on video allegedly vandalizing statues at Washington Square Park.

The incident happened around 3:20 a.m. Monday.

Police said the men threw paint-filled balloons at two statues.

President Donald Trump posted about the video on Twitter, saying, “Ware are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan.”

“We have them on tape. They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act,” he continued. “Turn yourselves in now!”

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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