The National Park Service reported Friday morning that the memorial to President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. was vandalized overnight. According to the Associated Press, a park police officer on patrol discovered that someone had thrown green paint on the statue of the former president and on the memorial's floor.


The memorial will be temporarily closed until the damage is cleaned up. It is expected to reopen Friday by late morning.

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