KIPS BAY, NY — A vandal has drawn swastikas and male genitals on more than a dozen apartment doors in Manhattan in the last 30 days, police said on Wednesday.
Officers are searching for a man who is suspected of vandalizing apartment buildings throughout Manhattan with swastikas and male genitals. Police have not yet identified the suspect, but released a photo on Wednesday of the man they believe has spray-painted the hateful images. The police department’s hate crimes task force is investigation the incidents.
Police say the vandalism began on Nov. 26, when the man entered a Kips Bay high-rise near Madison Avenue and East 29th Street. At about 7:30 p.m. that night, the man went to the 48th floor of the building and drew two swastikas on apartment doors, male genitals on a third and “Max G was here” on the fourth door, according to police.