BOSTON - The Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized again, Boston police say.
Police say a 17-year-old male from Malden is in custody for vandalizing the Holocaust Memorial Monday evening.
Today & every day Boston stands up against hate. I'm saddened to see such a despicable action in this great city. (1/2)— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 15, 2017
Thankful to public and @bostonpolice for quick arrest of the person responsible for vandalizing Holocaust Memorial. (2/2)— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 15, 2017
A witness tells Boston 25 News someone threw a rock at the memorial, shattering the glass. Police say the teen was detained by two bystanders until officers arrived. He will be charged with willful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Department Civil Rights Unit is investigating to determine if additional charges are pending.
“I’m grateful for the quick response and the community help which led to the swift arrest of the suspect responsible for the damage done to the Holocaust Memorial. Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city. And, in light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it’s sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior," said Commissioner William Evans.
It was just over a month and a half ago when the memorial was vandalized. A 21-year-old from Roxbury was arrested and charged for that destruction.
The memorial was recently rededicated after the damaged glass was replaced.
Stay with Boston 25 for updates on this developing story.
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