The Washington Monument was temporarily closed and a man was arrested Tuesday evening for allegedly vandalizing the monument with paint.
Shaun Ray Deaton, 44, of Bloomington, Indiana, was arrested on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the The United States Park Police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The man splashed red paint and wrote a profane message on the base of the monument, police said.
"Deaton was charged with trespassing, tampering and vandalism (36 CFR2.31). This is an initial criminal charge and, as the investigation continues, there may be additional charges," the USPP statement said.... (Read more)
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