Swastika Painted On Dallas Street

Police trying to identify suspect or suspects.

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Swastika Painted On Dallas Street

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Dallas Police investigate a swastika spray painted on the street along Manchester Drive.

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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.

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