Police Investigating Hate Crime at Local Church

Published : Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 7:10 AM

An image of the swastika painted on a Pasadena church and reported to police Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Photo submitted by a Pasadena Now reader.

Pasadena Police responded to a call Tuesday night that a red swastika had been spray painted on the side of Lincoln Avenue Christian Church in Pasadena, Lt. Marcia Taglioretti said.

Taglioretti said police arrived at the church, located at 1180 Lincoln Ave. at about 11:12 p.m. Tuesday to find that a red swastika about five feet tall had been spray painted on the side of the building.

Police said they are considering the incident a hate crime.

Detectives plan to meet with church officials today as part of the investigation, Taglioretti said.

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