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Exclusive video: Women vandalize St. Patrick's Cathedral with spray paint

St. Patrick's Cathedral vandalized
Posted at 12:33 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 07:45:50-04

MANHATTAN — Surveillance video obtained exclusively by PIX11 News shows two women spray painting anti-police sentiments on St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday afternoon, while protests were taking place at different locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Investigators are looking for two females who scrawled “NYPDK” and “BLM” on one part of the facade. BLM is the acronym for the Black Lives Matter movement.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison initially told PIX11 authorities were looking for "two female whites," but the NYPD has since described the people sought as "adult females."

On another section of the facade, the vandals spray painted “F--k” twice, in red letters.

“This is unacceptable. This is not a reflection of the peaceful protesters in New York City. These individuals will be identified and apprehended,” Harrison said Sunday.

New York City and other major cities around the United States have been besieged by angry demonstrations over the last several days after the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.