OLEAN, NY – The Olean Public Library and the U. S. Army Recruiting Office in Olean were defaced with Nazi symbols Monday evening.
Olean police posted pictures and videos of the damage on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday. One video shows a person spray-painting swastikas on library windows. A photo shows swastikas painted on the outside of the recruiting station, along with the letters AWD.
According to the Anti-Defamation League website, “AWD is a small neo-Nazi group whose members are preparing for a race war to combat what they consider the cultural and racial displacement of the white race.”
Olean police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the video and have asked that anyone with information call police investigators at 716-376-5677.
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