Atlanta Police Arrest Man Suspected of Spray-Painting Swastikas on Rainbow Crosswalks in City

A spray-painted Nazi swastika is seen on a rainbow crosswalk in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Twitter.

August 24, 2022

Police arrested last Friday a man suspected of spray-painting multiple Nazi swastikas on rainbow crosswalks in Atlanta, Georgia, in two separate incidents over a three-day span.

The crosswalks are located at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in the Midtown neighborhood, in front of the site of Atlanta’s first LGBTQ+ bookstore.

The alleged perpetrator, 30-year-old Jonah Simpson, was taken into custody without incident after a SWAT team was called to his apartment.

He was subsequently granted bond, but remained in Fulton County Jail as of Monday morning, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

It is also believed Simpson graffitied a monument at the Federal Reserve Building in Atlanta.

Surveillance footage of the vandalism of the crosswalks can be viewed here:

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