QUEENS — Police are looking for vandals who spray-painted swastikas and anti-gay messages on trees and rocks in Forest Park, officials said.
“The graffiti was discovered by Parks staff on Sunday evening, and was promptly painted over,” said Meghan Lalor, a spokeswoman for the Parks Department.
According to the NYPD, multiple messages were found at the northwest corner of Park Lane South and 112th Street inside the park.
Police sources said that the graffiti included white and red swastikas painted on trees, as well as messages “Kill GAYPPL,” “I Kill GAYPPL,” “Gays” and “F--k F-gs” painted in red and yellow paint on several rocks and trees alike.
The incident, which was first reported by the A Walk in the Park blog, is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force.