A Sterling resident returned to their home around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 to find anti-semitic graffiti on their front door.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the event. The victim said they don’t know who wrote the graffiti on their door and said they don’t have any issues with their neighbors, according to an LCSO release.
LCSO Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell did not specify what the graffiti said or depicted, just saying it targeted the victim’s Jewish faith. LCSO is investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Anti-semitic events have been on the rise across the country with some incidents hitting close to home at Virginia Universities, according to previous Tribune reporting.
This story has updated the description of the graffiti. An earlier version of this story mistakenly said the graffiti was spray painted.