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Posted: August 14, 2017

Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized again, 1 arrested

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14:  A worker cleans up broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Scott Eisen/Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: A worker cleans up broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

By Boston25News.com

The Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized again, Boston police say.

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Police say a 17-year-old male is in custody for vandalizing the Holocaust Memorial Monday evening.

A witness said someone threw a rock at the memorial, shattering the glass. Police say the teen was detained by two bystanders until officers arrived. He will be charged with willful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Department Civil Rights Unit is investigating to determine if additional charges are pending.

“I’m grateful for the quick response and the community help which led to the swift arrest of the suspect responsible for the damage done to the Holocaust Memorial. Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city. And, in light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it’s sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior," said Commissioner William Evans.

It was just over a month and a half ago that the memorial was previouslyvandalized. A 21-year-old from Roxbury was arrested and charged in that destruction.

The memorial was recently rededicated after the damaged glass was replaced.

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