Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Lincoln Memorial vandalized with green paint

Posted: Updated:
File photo of LIncoln Memorial in Washington, DC. File photo of LIncoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. 

Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint. 

Police say the memorial on the National Mall will be closed until a maintenance crew from the National Park Service can finish cleaning up the paint. That's expected to happen Friday morning.

  • Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall

    Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:39:14 GMT
     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.
     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.

  • Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:47 GMT
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
  • Disabled bride walks down aisle with help of hi-tech suit

    Disabled bride walks down aisle with help of hi-tech suit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:42:49 GMT
    A video of a bride with a lower body disability in Italy walking down the aisle on her own with the help of a special bionic suit was released on Facebook.
    A video of a bride with a lower body disability in Italy walking down the aisle on her own with the help of a special bionic suit was released on Facebook.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.