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Video shows man spraying swastikas on Jewish Community Center

Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 14:25:21-04

ANNANDALE, Va. -- Fairfax County Police released video of the man who spray-painted swastikas on the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.

David Yaffe, president of the center, said 19 white swastikas were spray-painted on the building early Saturday.

Yaffe told CNN the community was shocked the first time it happened earlier this year, but not this time.

"This is getting to be a regular thing — it’s in the air around us, in the country around us,” Yaffe said. “There are expressions of support but they are tinged with fatigue. It’s hard to jump up and down when it happens that regularly and frequently. How much outrage can you sustain for that long period of time?"

Surveillance video showed the man spray-painting the building around 4:30 a.m.

Detectives are reviewing evidence collected at the scene and are working diligently in hopes of identifying the suspect and placing charges. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mason District Police Station at 703-256-8035. Tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting, or calling 1-866-411-TIPS. They can also be sent in via text by texting “TIP187” plus the message to CRIMES (274637). Text STOP to 274637 to cancel, or HELP to 274637 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1000 if their information leads to an arrest.