UWPD releases photos of Memorial Union, Alumni Park graffiti suspects

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Madison police released surveillance photos Wednesday as they are continuing to investigate graffiti left at Memorial Union and Alumni Park earlier this week.

The graffiti was discovered Monday morning and referenced a right-wing commentator who was scheduled to speak and present a film at the Memorial Union later that night.

In an update issued Wednesday, UWPD officials say they have determined the damage was done by two people who were seen in the area at about 4 a.m. The suspects wore dark clothing and were masked.

Campus police say the two were captured on surveillance video spray painting multiple walls, signs, boats, displays, memorials, and pieces of art in the Memorial Union and Alumni Park area. An estimated $30,000 in damage was done, according to police.

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Cameras captured the suspects entering and leaving the area near the Lowell Center on Langdon Street. UW police say while the suspects are hard to identify due to the way they dressed, they are hoping the community will come forward with any information if they saw the suspects that morning.

Anyone with details to share should call UWPD at 608-264-2677 or leave an anonymous tip with the Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online.