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Swastikas, 'Nazi' Found Scrawled at 86th St.-Lexington Ave. Subway Station

By Shaye Weaver | July 20, 2017 5:37pm
 Graffiti featuring swastikas and the word
Graffiti featuring swastikas and the word "Nazi" was removed from at least three billboards in the 86th Street-Lexington Avenue Station on Thursday morning, the MTA said.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A vandal or vandals scrawled at least three pieces of graffiti featuring swastikas and the word "Nazi" inside the East 86th Street-Lexington Avenue station, the MTA said.

On Wednesday, Upper East Sider Chris Harihar shared a picture of one of the markings he found on an advertisement while waiting for the 4 and 5 trains, he said.

He saw at least three of the scrawls on billboards on the platform.

As of 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, the MTA had removed the graffiti.

"The MTA immediately removes graffiti as soon as we are made aware and we have absolutely no tolerance for this," spokeswoman Amanda Kwan said. 

The NYPD didn't have any reports of the graffiti as of Thursday.