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By CNN Staff

Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial’s statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington’s National Mall, authorities said.

Police were alerted just before 1:30 a.m. and found paint splattered on the leg and base of the 19-foot-tall statue of Abraham Lincoln, U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker told CNN Friday. There were no discernible letters or markings.

The memorial will be closed until it is cleaned up, Booker said. A time frame was not given.

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    • uhavenoclu

      Thank you. Couldn't agree more. Been saying that. Where was our soldiers who are supposed to be protecting our country?
      9/11 Will seem like a picnic compared to where we are heading and it won't be extrrnal…. going to be another civil war soon.

  • MyTakeOnIt

    You can put tons of concrete walls around monuments to protect from terrorists but not cameras to protect from domestic vandalism.

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