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Speed cam equipment vandalized in Gaithersburg

4:26 PM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) -- Speed cameras and traffic signs in Gaithersburg were targeted by vandals overnight, and police say the graffiti left behind included racial symbolism.

Montgomery County Police were notified of the damaged cameras located in the area of Quince Orchard Boulevard and Great Seneca Highway around 11:23 Wednesday night. Police say the lenses of three cameras were found tagged with black spray paint. The suspects also painted swastikas on the equipment and on a nearby sign that warns drivers of the camera's presence.

According to police, two of the damaged speed cams belong to Montgomery County. The third belongs to the City of Gaithersburg.

Right now all three cameras are inoperable, and will remain out of service until a clean-up crew can address the problem later this morning.

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