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Swastikas Smeared on Glendale Bus Stop Ad

The graffitied poster. (Glendale Civic Association Facebook Page)

July 12, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating two swastikas that were smeared onto a Glendale bus stop earlier this week.

Police received a call around 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday from a passerby who had noticed the swastikas, left on a Cellino & Barnes advertisement inside of the Q55 bus shelter near the corner of Cypress Hills Street and Myrtle Avenue.

A local resident posted a photo of the graffitied swastikas on the Glendale Civic Association Facebook page and stated that they appeared to have be drawn on with feces.

The resident also stated that several businesses in the area were left with streaks of apparent feces on their buildings, including the windows of a nearby CVS.

A police spokesperson was unable to confirm the smeared substance to the Ridgewood Post and said they had not received reports of it elsewhere in the neighborhood.

While the hateful images were not immediately cleaned off by responding officers, according to several residents’ reports, the swastikas have since been removed.

Police said they could not provide information about when the graffiti was removed.

No arrests have been made and the Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.

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