George Washington statue in Trenton found with hands painted red

Police are looking for the vandals who painted

Police are looking for the vandals who painted the hands on a George Washington statue red. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

TRENTON - Police are looking for the vandals who painted the hands on a George Washington statue red.

Someone painted the hands on the statue, located in the historic Mill Hill section of Trenton.

Residents started noticing the red paint Saturday morning. Many are wondering why someone would do that, and if someone is trying to send a message.

The statue was displayed at the U.S. Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

The city of Trenton bought it in 1896.

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