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Lincoln Memorial temporarily closed to the public after being vandalized, U.S. Park Police say

Lincoln Memorial
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(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - U.S. Park Police in Washington, D.C. say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor area.

Police say the apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning. No words, letters or symbols were visible in the paint.

Police say the memorial on the National Mall will be closed until a maintenance crew from the National Park Service can finish cleaning up the paint. That's expected to happen Friday morning.

CBS affiliate WUSA reports investigators will review surveillance video to determine who vandalized the memorial.

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