LAFAYETTE (CBS SF) — Police were trying to find out who vandalized a home in Lafayette, leaving a swastika and the word ‘Trump’ painted on a garage. Similar graffiti was found nearby on a freeway overpass in nearby Orinda.
The house graffiti was reported to police on Tuesday in an area of the city adjacent to Lafayette Circle. Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
“There is no place for hate in Lafayette,” said Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson in a prepared statement. “This is an inclusive and diverse city where everyone is welcome. The spray-painting of a swastika, a symbol of oppression, genocide, and xenophobia, on an individual’s home will not be tolerated.”READ MORE: Antioch Gas Station Shooting Leaves Man Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries
It was not known whether the graffiti at the home and on the overpass were related.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Rally in San Mateo to Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans
Lafayette police have contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the investigation was ongoing. The department asked anyone with information about the vandalism to contact detectives at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234, or to email Sergeant T. Rossberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com.