Green paint splattered on the Lincoln Memorial
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Lincoln Memorial was temporarily closed on Friday after someone splattered green paint on the statue of the 16th president in Washington DC.
The National Park Service said it would reopen by evening.
The apparent vandalism was discovered around 1.30am on Friday (1.30pm Singapore time) on the statue, the pedestal and the floor, United States (US) Park Police said. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.
The marble Lincoln statute had green paint on its shin, coattail, chair and base, as well as paint on the floor of the memorial building.