Police increased patrols in North Dallas Saturday after someone spray painted a swastika on a street. The symbol was found in the 9500 block of Manchester Drive.
No one has been arrested yet. A police report said a resident reported seeing middle school aged children running from the area before the swastika was found.
The Dallas Police Intelligence Unit is looking into this incident as a hate crime as well as a Criminal Mischief offense.
The swastika was discovered as Jews began observing Passover. The holiday celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Ancient Egypt more than 3-thousand years ago.
A swastika was a symbol of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. According to the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, the Nazi's killed 5.5-6 million Jews during the Holocaust.
By midday, Dallas Fire Rescue arrived on scene to wash the paint off of the street.