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Christopher Columbus statue in Lancaster has ski-mask placed over it; may be targets of vandals

Posted October 9

— With today being Columbus Day, police are raising awareness that statues memorializing Christopher Columbus may be the targets of vandals.

Today, the Christopher Columbus bust on Lennox Lane behind the Lancaster County courthouse had a black ski-mask placed over it.

There have been reports of other statues being targets as well, including two in Connecticut.

Lancaster County Commissioner Josh Parsons issued the following statement about the statue Monday morning:

"I am disappointed, but unfortunately not surprised that opponents of the statue would target it for vandalism," Parsons said. "My position has been and continues to be that the statue should stay."

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