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Arrests Made in Destruction of DC Government Propertyand Defacing Government Property

Saturday, November 5, 2016


The Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) Special Operations Division has announced two arrests in a Destruction of DC Government Property and Defacing Government Property offenses that occurred during the Million Mask March demonstration.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, around 11:15 am MPD members observed several buildings and public sidewalks in the area had been vandalized with spray paint by unidentified demonstrators.  The properties defaced include the Trump International Hotel in the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest,  and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest.  MPD members also observed an MPD cruiser was damaged around 11:23 am. 

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, 27-year-old Eric Roberts, of Florida, was arrested and charged with Defacing Government Property (Federal Bureau of Investigation building) and Resisting Arrest.  MPD members also confiscated several cans of spray paint and stencils.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, 35-year-old Danny Hamilton, of Louisiana, was arrested and charged with Destruction of DC Government Property (MPD cruiser) and Resisting Arrest.

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This case remains under investigation.  Anyone who has information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099.  Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411