Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized again, 1 arrested

By: Macy Corica

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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.

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.

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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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