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Green paint splattered on Lincoln Memorial

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© AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite - U.S. Park Police close off the Lincoln Memorial to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite - U.S. Park Police close off the Lincoln Memorial to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area. Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning.
WASHINGTON -

The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial has been temporarily closed after someone splattered a splash of green paint on the statue.
    
Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered around 1:30 a.m. Friday on the statue, the pedestal and the floor. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.
    
Capt. Steven Booker says the paint spill "appears intentional based off of the splatter." He says police are reviewing security camera footage to try to identify possible suspects.
    
Police say the memorial will be closed until the National Park Service maintenance crew can clean up the paint, which is expected to happen later Friday.
    
The memorial, one of the most popular sites on the National Mall, was dedicated in 1922 to the nation's 16th president.

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