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Equipment defaced by swastikas removed from Longmont playground

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 23:21:10-05

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) -- A piece of equipment defaced with swastikas at a Longmont playground has been removed and will be reinstalled after workers can sand and paint it.

A city spokeswoman told the Longmont Times-Call that other graffiti left at Loomiller Park has been covered up. Once snowplow work is done, she said they will also sand that equipment down and paint over it.

State Rep. Jonathan Singer discovered the vandalism Monday morning.

Singer says he and his wife were taking their 16-month-old daughter on a walk through the park when they found the swastikas scratched into at least four locations in the playground.

A swastika and other graffiti were also discovered drawn on the door of a Denver school in November.

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