Suspects sought in vandalism at Minnesota mosque

Suspects sought in vandalism at Minnesota mosque

Police in Maplewood, US state of Minnesota, are asking for the public’s help in finding two men who defaced a mosque last month.

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 17:10

Police released images from a surveillance video showing what authorities say are two men spray-painting graffiti on the outside wall of the Islamic Institute of Minnesota’s Al-Salam mosque at 1460 Skillman Ave.

The messages included the number “666” and the words “Jesus Saves,” along with a cross and other graffiti.

The vandalism occurred around 1:30 a.m. July 29.

The incident came about a year after a mosque was bombed in Bloomington. Three Illinois men are facing federal explosives and hate crime charges in that incident, as well as a firearms-related charge.

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