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A man was caught with red paint on the Washington Monument

A man was arrested Tuesday night for spraying red paint on the Washington Monument and writing an anti-government message on it.

Photos from the scene show that the vandal wrote "Have u been f—ked by this" with an arrow pointing up and "gov says tough sh—" in red letters at the base of the monument. .
A person crouches to take a photo of red paint splashed on the Washington Monument. The words
The Washington Monument was defaced with red paint and the message “Have u been f—ked by this Gov says tough sh-t” Tuesday night.
Katie Barlo@fox5dc
A person stands a the base of Washington Monument. The words
One person was taken into custody for alleged vandalism of the Washington Monument Tuesday night.
Katie Barlow@fox5dc
Photos taken by a Fox5-Washington DC reporter show that he also threw red paint on the base.

US Park Police said in a statement on Tuesday night that an adult man had been arrested for the vandalism.

Closed for now is the area around the base of the monument.

Park police said that workers from the National Park Service will remove the red paint to return the monument to how it looked when it was first built.

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