By CBS3 Staff


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Symbols of hate were plastered on the American Red Cross building in Center City on Sunday morning. Police say they found four swastikas spray-painted on the front pillars of the building on the 2200 block of Chestnut Street on Sunday morning.

The swastikas have since been painted over.

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Police say at least one other swastika was found a block away.

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Authorities are actively investigating the incident.

Eyewitness News has reached out to the American Red Cross for a comment.

The incident comes as the Anti-Defamation League reports a record-breaking rise in antisemitism. It says more than 2,100 anti-semitic incidents were reported last year in the U.S. — 919 involved vandalism.

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