Manchester Police Say Suspect in Spray-Painted Swastikas Case Turned Self In

Nov 17, 2018

A man considered a suspect in connection with spray-painted swastikas found at a New Hampshire park gazebo and on a car has turned himself in to police.

Manchester police had issued a warrant for 19-year-old Jamal Gray, of Manchester. They said Gray turned himself in to police headquarters on Friday afternoon. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Police said the swastikas were found late last month. There also were other reports of graffiti spray-painted on a door and other vehicles.

Police said at Wagner Park, trash cans were overturned and random lines of spray paint were in several areas, including a painted swastika on the floor of the gazebo.

The symbol was washed away. On Veterans Day, community members held a candlelight vigil at the park.

Update on 12/7/18 from NHPR:

Jamal Gray has been charged with two counts of criminal mischief (two felonies, and one misdemeanor) for allegedly spray-painting the swastika at Wagner Park.

Police say they got the tip from Gray's friend, a juvenile who was with Gray at the time, and who police say is responsible for the other swastika.