The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia was vandalized with 19 spray-painted swastikas early Saturday morning.
JCC employees discovered the vandalism when they were opening up the building that day. Security footage captured a suspect spray-painting the swastikas at around 4:30 a.m. Police are working to identify the culprit.
The JCC was also hit with vandalism on the first night of Passover last year, when someone spray-painted “Hitler was right” on the walls.
JCC members and local politicians were quick to condemn the incident.
BREAKING: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia — my JCC where my kids went to preschool — spray painted with 19 swastikas overnight. Police say incident captured on security cameras but culprits still unknown. I’m sickened. pic.twitter.com/ttatPg51Hl— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) October 6, 2018
This is the Fairfax Jewish Community Center this morning.
An insidious rise in hateful actions and anti-Semitism is happening in Virginia and across the country. We must meet it with fierce condemnation and an over-abundance of love and unity. We cannot allow hate to fester. pic.twitter.com/85bW2Hl0th— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) October 6, 2018