At first light, our Monument Preservation crew got to work on the Washington Monument, after it was defaced with red paint last night. The top layer of paint is coming off and the pigment that seeped into the stone will be treated with many rounds of cleaning product application. pic.twitter.com/ifFHoTTuif— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) September 21, 2022
The person arrested will face trespassing, tampering and vandalism charges, according to WTTG. As of Wednesday morning, the name of the person arrested had not been released. monument back to its normal appearance very quickly.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Alert: Area around base of the Washington Monument temporarily closed. USPP have adult male in custody for vandalism. NPS conservators will work on restoration process.— USPPNEWS (@usparkpolicepio) September 21, 2022