Christopher Columbus statue vandalized

Photo by Zeinab Najm. The Christopher Columbus statue on Oakman Boulevard north of Michigan Avenue was vandalized with red paint Oct. 12.

Photo by Zeinab Najm. The Christopher Columbus statue on Oakman Boulevard north of Michigan Avenue was vandalized with red paint Oct. 12.

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Police are searching for the people who vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue on Oakman Boulevard north of Michigan Avenue.

Officers discovered red paint splattered on the statue about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The statue was vandalized on the Columbus Day holiday, as was a similar statue in Detroit.

Public Works crews were sent to the statue to create a plan for removing the paint.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information on the vandalism to call 313-943-3012.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com)

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