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.READ MORE: CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
They then ran away, heading east on Central Park South.
MORE NEWS: Bronx Man Takes It Upon Himself To Clean Up NYC Park, But City Says Not So Fast
🚨WANTED for MAKING GRAFFITI: Do you know them? On 4/22/21 at approx 10:06 PM, opposite 10 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, the individuals threw red paint on the USS Maine Monument, then fled on foot. Any info, DM @NYPDTips or call them anonymously at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/gidWVYa2wJREAD MORE: Israel Attacks Gaza Strip As Violence Intensifies
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 23, 2021
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 NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.