Probe underway after swastika found carved into State Dept. elevator

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Probe underway after swastika found carved into State Dept. elevator

A swastika was found carved into the wall of an elevator inside the State Department’s main headquarters in Washington, DC, on Monday, officials said.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the hateful vandalism in a Tuesday message to department employees and said the swastika has been removed.

“As this painfully reminds us, antisemitism isn’t a relic of the past,” Blinken said in the message.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks with meeting with Chile's Foreign Minister Andres Allamand, Friday, July 16, 2021.
Antony Blinken spoke out against the hateful act at the State Department.
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“It’s still a force in the world, including close to home. And it’s abhorrent. It has no place in the United States, at the State Department, or anywhere else. And we must be relentless in standing up and rejecting it,” said Blinken.

Blinken, the stepson of a Holocaust survivor, said the incident is under investigation.

With Post wires

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