Thirteen Jewish gravestones in Baltimore were found desecrated with swastikas last Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Baltimore Police Department confirmed that officers are looking into the vandalism that took place at the German Hill Road Cemetery.
Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka uploaded photographs of the vandalism to Facebook, along with a statement. Mr Patoka wrote: “This weekend, someone spray-painted swastikas on more than a dozen gravestones at the German Hill Road Jewish Cemeteries in Dundalk.
“As the son of Holocaust victims and survivors, this symbol hits hard. We cannot allow fear, prejudice, division and hate to win out. We must stand actively engaged in the fight to combat antisemitism in all forms.”
Recently, Baltimore City Councilmember Zeke Cohen stated on Twitter that a man who is believed to be connected with a recent spate of antisemitic graffiti across Fells Point, Baltimore has been issued a criminal summons. However, Mr Cohen is also pushing for a hate crime charge.