Washington man charged with spray-painting Brockton courthouse

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BROCKTON ― Officers arrested a man Tuesday after reports that he was caught spray-painting the outside of Brockton District Court, police said.

Brockton police spokesperson Darren Duarte said police responded to 215 Main St., the George N. Covett Courthouse, for a “report of malicious damage in progress” shortly after 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

The suspect, a 59-year-old man from Port Townsend, Washington, was arrested and later arraigned on property vandalism charges. He had an outstanding warrant, Duarte said.

Police say a man was caught by Brockton police spray-painting graffiti across the George N. Covett Courthouse early Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

The vandalism included red spray-painted graffiti on various parts of the exterior of the building.

A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Trial Court declined to comment on the incident.

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