NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for two suspects after a statue in Columbus Circle was defaced with paint Thursday.

The suspects allegedly threw red paint on the USS Maine National Monument around 10 p.m.

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They then ran away, heading east on Central Park South.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at