Swastika, violent message painted on Pilsen church

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Someone painted a swastika on the Lincoln United Methodist Church on South Damen.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood was targeted by vandals with a violent message.

Police said a 62-year-old woman called to say she found a "racial" message painted on the glass door of Lincoln United Methodist Church in the 2200-block of South Damen Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Someone painted a swastika on the door. They left another message encouraging people to commit a violent act.

The church's pastor, Emma Lozano, asked her congregation and community to be on alert.

Area Central detectives are investigating. No one is in custody.

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