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Man arrested, charged with vandalism of Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge in downtown Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Fort Wayne police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man who they say admitted to vandalizing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge and told them he "doesn't like Black people" while being taken into custody.

Police say dispatchers received several calls around 11:35 Tuesday morning about a man defacing the MLK Bridge and statue along Clinton Street in downtown Fort Wayne.

Police also say a concerned citizen who saw what was going on followed the suspect in his car, telling officers the man's location.

Officers say they caught up with 51-year-old Aung Tint Han of Fort Wayne and charged him with criminal mischief after they say they found spray paint in his vehicle that matched what was used at the crime scene.

Police tell us the suspect may have some mental health issues.

Staff from the Public Works department removed the spray paint.

Linda Jackson

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