Woman appears in DC court over green paint vandalism
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - A Chinese woman appeared in a Washington court on Tuesday for splattering green paint inside the National Cathedral the day before, the United States (US) Attorney's Office said.
Jia M. Tian, 58, who has been charged with felony destruction of property, was ordered by Judge Lori Parker to remain in custody pending a hearing on Friday while the case remains under investigation.
The National Cathedral was among a number of landmarks in the US capital - most notably the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall - vandalised with green paint in recent days.
Court documents identified the accused as a Chinese passport holder with a US visa that expired Saturday. When questioned by police "in her native tongue," she gave no details besides saying she lived in Los Angeles.