Lincoln Memorial defaced with expletive written in spray paint

WASHINGTON D.C. (WFLA/NBC) – Vandals defaced the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

The graffiti was apparently written in red spray pay and discovered at 4:30 a.m.

A crew from the National Park Service worked to remove it.

The complete message is unclear, but it does begin with an expletive.

Another mark of graffiti was found on a sign for the Smithsonian Institution.

United States Park police are investigating the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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