NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of Columbus Statue Vandals

  Last modified on March 19th, 2024

At about 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 26, it was reported that two unidentified suspects vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park by spraying painting it with the words “Murderer” and “Give Us Our Land Back.”

NYPD officials have now released surveillance footage of the pair, and are asking the public to help identify and locate them.

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Anyone with information about the suspects and their whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.


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