Multiple swastikas and graffiti were found on Friday etched onto columns of Union Station in Washington, D.C., one day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.

Pictures and a video of the swastikas were circulated on social media and promptly investigated by Amtrak Police and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

D.C. police Chief Robert J. Contee III told  The Washington Post that a suspect is likely a homeless person with mental-health issues.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington tweeted that it was disturbed by images. “This anti-Semitic and hateful symbol has no place in our society, and to find it in our city the week of International Holocaust Remembrance Day is particularly offensive,” JFGW tweeted.

Federation officials were promised by authorities that the swastikas will be removed as soon as possible.

“Our Jewish community will continue to stand strong and resilient in the face of hatred and anti-Semitism, and in encouraging mental-health services for all who need them,” they wrote on Twitter.

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