LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after hateful and racist vandalism was discovered at South Riding Town Center in Virginia.
The graffiti included a swastika and the N-word, according to scene footage captured by WUSA9.
"The LCSO takes this very seriously and is working with our station detectives, School Resource Officers, and our FBI Task Force member, and is reviewing social media and other potential leads to determine who is responsible for this vile act," the office said.
"The hateful messages are in the process of being removed . . . there is no place in society for this behavior."
According to Supervisor Matt Letourneau, who represents the Dulles District on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the graffiti was discovered on the side and grounds of the former Food Lion building.
"The messages are truly disgusting and have no place in this community or any other," he said.
Some demonstrators went to the scene in protest of the statement on Sunday morning, according to Letourneau.
Police are currently asking anyone from the public to come forward if they have any information. Those who can share details are asked to please call Detective Fornwalt at 703-777-1021.
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