Tulsa Police Arrest 2 Teens Suspected Of Vandalizing Holocaust Memorials

Thursday, February 25th 2021, 4:47 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Police said two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the vandalism to Holocaust memorial statues at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.

Investigators said they discovered the two suspects had also threatened someone with a knife before going to the museum Wednesday morning. Police said nobody was hurt in the incident.

Police had been searching for vandals after the museum discovered five statues honoring children who died in the Holocaust had been vandalized.

The statues are to remember the children that were killed in the Holocaust. Inside of the statues are rocks that were painted by kids visiting the museum throughout the years. Each rock has the name of child murdered in the Holocaust on one side, and the age they died on another. 

Executive Director of the museum Drew Diamond said he wishes these two knew the importance of these statues. 

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Police said a 15-year-old and 16-year-old are in custody, both accused of assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism.