Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Brooklyn high school, Cuomo directs state police to help with investigation

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January 11, 2020 - 1:13 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti, including a swastika, found written in a stairwell of a Brooklyn high school.

Police say an employee of Brooklyn Tech High School found the message written in black marker inside the third-floor stairwell.

The discovery of the graffiti at the Fort Greene school Thursday followed a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in and around New York City.

Calling the incident "appalling," Gov. Cuomo said Saturday he has directed the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist NYPD in its inquiry into the graffiti.

"We have absolutely zero tolerance for acts of intolerance and bigotry in NY, and I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist in the investigation," Cuomo wrote on Twitter.

No arrests have been made in the case.  

The Associated Press contributed to this report.