Anti-Semitic Vandalism Investigated, Suspect Photos Released

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Investigated, Suspect Photos Released

Surveillance photos of suspects released, police say suspects spray painted anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas on 12 cars in front of predominantly Jewish fraternity.
STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Police are now releasing video-surveillance photos of two male suspects who allegedly spray painted anti-Semitic slogans, swastikas, sexual pictures and graphic language on twelve vehicles in front of a predominantly Jewish fraternity.

Police are describing it as a hate-crime and say it happened about one week ago at 3:45 AM outside the Beta Sigma Beta fraternity near Penn State. Other property near the area was also spray painted.

According to police, one male suspect was dressed in dark clothing and another was dressed in a light-colored jacket and blue jeans.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson released a statement condemning the vandalism.

"It goes without saying, but saying it is important all the same. The recent hateful and offensive anti-Semitic vandalism directed toward Beta Sigma Beta fraternity is unacceptable in our community and should be unacceptable anywhere," Erickson wrote in a statement.

"We are confident that the local police and University administrators responsible for investigating this matter will continue to do all they can to discover the individuals responsible."

According to the Anti-Defamation League, a similar incident happened in 2012 when someone spray-painted a swastika on the sign of a fraternity in State College.

State College police are offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and convictions of one or both men allegedly responsible for this crime. If you have any information about the suspects, you're encouraged to contact the State College Police.
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