Police arrest 43-year-old man on suspicion of vandalizing a statue of the slain prime minister with a Nazi symbol and the words 'Danke 6,000,000'; suspect may have been intoxicated
A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of vandalizing a sculpture of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered by a Jewish assassin 22 years ago. Police say the suspect may have been intoxicated.
A swastika and the words "Danke (thank you in German) 6,000,000" were scrawled on the sculpture at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.
Police received a report about a suspicious man spotted nearby with a knife in his hand, apparently under the influence of alcohol. Police forces dispatched to the scene found two knives, two markers and a book in his possession.
The suspect was arrested and taken in for questioning.