BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: A worker cleans up broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
The Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized again, Boston police say.
A witness said someone threw a rock at the memorial, shattering the glass. Police say the teen was detained by two bystanders until officers arrived. He will be charged with willful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Department Civil Rights Unit is investigating to determine if additional charges are pending.
“I’m grateful for the quick response and the community help which led to the swift arrest of the suspect responsible for the damage done to the Holocaust Memorial. Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city. And, in light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it’s sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior," said Commissioner William Evans.