Columbus statue vandalized in NYC's Central Park

A more than century-old statue of Christopher Columbus inside Central Park was discovered defaced on Tuesday morning, its hands stained with red paint and its pedestal scrawled with graffiti including the phrase “something is coming.”

A parks worker alerted the police to the defacement of the 1892 bronze, which stands north of the 65th Street transverse, at 7 a.m., according to the New York Police Department. On the pedestal, the words “Hate Will Not Be Tolerated” had also been written in white spray paint.

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