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Jimi Hendrix statue vandalized, two arrested

(CBS) Seattle - Two men are in custody for allegedly defacing the statue of rock legend Jim Hendrix on Seattle's Capitol Hill, CBS radio affiliate KZOK reported.

The pair, who were reportedly drunk at the time, bought spray paint at an art supply store that shares the sidewalk with the Hendrix statue. The men then tagged the statue before moving on to nearby construction equipment and neighborhood buildings, according to Seattle police.

According to KZOK, the suspects made their way downtown and were stopped by transit police who had been notified of the disturbance. Responding officers were able to positively identify the men based on witness statements and surveillance footage from the art store. Both suspects also had blue paint on their hands and clothes.

A cleanup effort to remove the paint is planned for Thursday.

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