Anti-Semitic Graffiti Placed On Putnam County Home
Just days after 11 were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue, anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a Hudson Valley home, near a school.
Putnam County officials confirmed the anti-Semitic graffiti was found on a home in Nelsonville.
"We stand with the good people of this great county who believe hatred and violence against neighbors will not be tolerated in Putnam County," Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Robert Langely said in a joint statement.
Odell and Langley say they are working together to make sure all resources are used to find the people "responsible for this heinous and shameful act."
The anti-Semitic graffiti was found within eyesight of a Cold Spring school, according to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, 18th congressional district.
"Cold Spring is our home, and we won’t let the hateful actions of one or more cowards intimidate our friends, or our kids, or our community," Maloney wrote on Facebook. "This took place within eyesight of my kids’ school, where good people from all walks of life bring our kids to learn tolerance and respect. Hate has no home in Cold Spring."
Officials urge anyone with information to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Office or your local police department.
Earlier this week, police in Ulster County alleged four 12-year-olds drew swastikas on a number of homes and cars in Kingston.
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