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Police: Vandals splash oil on war memorial in Boston

March 19, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a World War II memorial was vandalized in Boston.

Authorities say the vandalism was reported Monday morning, and troopers found an oil-like substance splashed on the Castle Island memorial. Crews tried to clean off the substance Monday, but dark splotches remained even after hours of washing.

Police say it is unclear when the act of vandalism took place.

The memorial, located at the beginning of the causeway to Castle Island, features the names of the 216 South Boston residents who died in World War II.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says he is sickened by the vandalism, and asks anyone who may know how to remove the substance to reach out to his office.

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