Mayor Eric Adams joins NYPD in hunt for monument vandals

The 107th Infantry Memorial, a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, was defaced by unidentified individuals.

Edric Robinson

May 9, 2024, 10:37 PM

Updated 13 days ago

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The aftermath of vandalism in Central Park has prompted Mayor Eric Adams to take action.
The 107th Infantry Memorial, a tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in World War I, was defaced by unidentified individuals.
"We cannot remain silent when our symbols of freedom are desecrated," said Adams at a news conference Tuesday.
Adams announced that he would personally contribute $5,000 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
According to police, the incident occurred on Monday at East 67th Street and 5th Avenue when three individuals, reportedly protesting, vandalized the monument with spray paint before fleeing the scene.
Images of the alleged suspects have been released by the NYPD as part of their efforts to apprehend the perpetrators.
In addition to defacing the 107th Infantry Memorial, protesters also targeted a monument honoring Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman at Grand Army Plaza.
The NYPD launched a citywide hunt urging anyone with information to come forward.
The reward for information has now reached $15,000.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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