Swampscott police are condemning and investigating what they said was a hate incident involving a “We Stand With Israel” sign found defaced with antisemitic graffiti on Paradise Road Tuesday morning.
Police said the resident who owned the property found the sign vandalized on Tuesday morning in the area of the street near the water tower and that it is believed the defacing happened either Monday night or early Tuesday.
“As we actively investigate this incident, we will continue to focus on the safety and security of all in Swampscott,” police said. “We join with the community to unequivocally condemn this act of hate.”
Police ask that anyone in the area who owns a security camera check the footage from between 4 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday for anything that could help police identify who is responsible for the vandalism.