A swastika was seen underneath a 10th Street bridge near Eigenmann Hall and Tulip Tree apartments Saturday. This is the second time the hate symbol has been noticed by Bloomington residents in recent days.
The swastika is recognized as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.
Both incidents — seen on the same day — coincided with the celebration of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday. Hanukkah ended Monday. The holiday is recognized as a celebration of religious freedom by some Jewish leaders in the United States.
IUPD was made aware of the incident near Eigenmann, IU student Alek Maasik said in a Twitter post Saturday.
The swastika has been removed from the pillar, according to an IU Police Department press release. There are no suspects in the incident at this time.
It is unclear if the on-campus incident is connected to the off-campus incident, according to the IUPD release. Pictures from the incidents look similar. The symbols were both painted in red, according to photos obtained by the Indiana Daily Student.
IUPD is asking residents with any information about the crime to contact the department