The Green Paint Vandal May Have Been Caught In Washington, D.C.

Our long national monument nightmare is over.

1. Early Friday morning, park officials found the Lincoln Memorial splattered with green paint.

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2. Paint was also discovered on the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the Smithsonian Institution.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

(Henry was the Smithsonian’s first secretary.)

3. And there it was again on Monday, sprayed onto an organ at Washington National Cathedral.

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Exclusive photos of the Washington National Cathedral’s green paint damage.

Dan Merica


First on CNN: Photos of the green paint splatter on the Bethlehem Chapel at the Washington National Cathedral.

5. Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Peter Newsham told WUSA9 that a woman has been arrested in connection with the vandalism.

No other details were available, except that the paint was still wet at the cathedral when it was discovered. The arrest is believed to have happened onsite.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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