Latest Vandalism News

Federal charges link New Jersey man to synagogue vandalism

Nov. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 18-year-old Richard Tobin allegedly recruited people on a neo-Nazi social network. Court records...

Chinese, other students flee Hong Kong as violence worsens

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — University students from mainland China and Taiwan are fleeing Hong Kong, while those from three Scandinavian countries have been moved or urged to leave as college campuses become the latest battleground in the city’s 5-month-long anti-government unrest. Marine police used a boat...

2 men arrested in Denmark following churchyard vandalism

Nov. 13, 2019 8:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two men, aged 27 and 38, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of "gross vandalism" of gravestones in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark. Danish broadcaster DR, citing information from a detention hearing that was briefly open before continuing behind...

Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Nov. 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired tear gas and protesters broke windows at a shopping mall Sunday in anti-government demonstrations across Hong Kong amid anger over a student activist's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers. Hong Kong is in the sixth month of protests that began in June over a...

Sneed's return sends Montana past Idaho 42-17

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — After three first-quarter turnovers the Montana Grizzlies felt the need for Sneed. Senior quarterback Dalton Sneed came off the bench and threw for 241 yards and a touchdown to push the Montana Grizzlies past the Idaho Vandals 42-17 Saturday. Sophomore Marcus Knight added three short...

Church looted by vandals as protests rage in Chile's capital

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hooded protesters looted a Roman Catholic church Friday near the main gathering site for three weeks of mass protests against Chile's government over inequality. An Associated Press photographer witnessed people dragging church pews, statues of Jesus and other religious iconography...

Chile president plans tougher security after protests

Nov. 7, 2019 3:30 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president on Thursday announced measures to increase security and toughen sanctions for vandalism following three weeks of protests that have left at least 20 dead. President Sebastián Piñera said the measures that he'll send to Congress include bills against...

Racist vandalism at Salisbury University worries students

Nov. 6, 2019 1:50 PM EST

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Repeated racially and sexually offensive messages written inside a Maryland university building have left students scared and demanding action from officials. News outlets report the latest offensive message inside Fulton Hall at Salisbury University read, "Sandy Hook comes to SU kill...

Attacker bites politician's ear, others slashed in Hong Kong

Nov. 3, 2019 9:30 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted outside one...

Colombia condemns vandalism of menorah monument

Nov. 2, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian government and Israel's ambassador have condemned the vandalism of a menorah monument in Bogota. The foreign ministry on Friday described the defacement of the monument on Israel State Avenue in the Colombian capital as an expression of "intolerance and hate." Israeli...