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Olean man arrested for drawing swastikas on U.S. Army building, library

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Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 09:24:29-04

OLEAN, N.Y. (WKBW) — Police in Olean say a 20-year-old man has been arrested for drawing swastikas and other graffiti on a United States Army building and a public library.

According to police, Ayden B. Hendricks was arrested on Thursday for Criminal Mischief charges related to the damage.

Police say this happened in December 2019.

According to a release, the incident was originally investigated as a hate crime but the actions by the accused do not constitute these charges being upgraded to a hate crime according to the New York State Penal law.

Hendricks was released and is scheduled to appear in Olean City Court at a later date.