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Police identify person of interest in vandalisms at Cynthia Hurd Library, aquatic center

Library employees discovered the vandalism when they arrived for work Monday morning. (Source: Live 5) Library employees discovered the vandalism when they arrived for work Monday morning. (Source: Live 5)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Investigators say they have identified a person of interest in connection to cases of vandalism at the Cynthia Hurd Library, the W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center and a home on Playground Road. 

Charleston police officials say although investigators have identified this person, no charges have been filed at this time. 

"This person of interest is currently on trespass notice for previous behavior at the library and the aquatic center," CPD officials said. 

Authorities say the investigation is continuing. 

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The vandalisms happened at W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center at 780 W. Oak Forest Drive, a home on Playground Road and The Cynthia Hurd Library at 1735 North Woodmere Drive.

"Officers responded to the aquatic center about 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 10th and found that someone spray painted profanity and racial slurs on a rear storage shed and a basketball court," police said. 

The responding officers found “**** Yall White Devil” written on a shed door, as well as “No Crackers Allowed”, “All White Men are ******* LOL” written on a handicapped parking spot.

Then on March 13, officers responded to a home on Playground Road about 6:00 a.m. in reference to someone spray painting racial slurs on the residence and profanity on the owner’s vehicle.

According to police, someone spray painted “fat *****” on the car, and words referencing homosexual African-Americans on the side of the house.

"About three hours later, officers responded to the Cynthia Hurd Library in reference to profanity and racial slurs painted on the building and the walkway," CPD officials said. 

Statements on the ground at the library targeted straight and homosexual women. Words spray painted on the brick wall and column read, “Go to Hell Black Women, **** Crackers, **** da Police”, and “**** the Government”, according to a police report.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call 843 743 7200 and ask for the on duty CPD detective or Crime Stoppers at 843 554 1111.  

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