Large swastika painted on southern New Jersey home

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — A large swastika was painted on a home in southern New Jersey.

The swastika was discovered Wednesday morning in suburban Mount Laurel, about 17 miles from Philadelphia. Police believe the Nazi symbol was painted on the house sometime after 10 the night before, the Jewish Exponent reported.

The family was not named, but a New Jersey radio station reported that the homeowner said she believed the family was targeted because her husband is Jewish. Also, there were pro-police signs on their lawn, according to the radio report.

Local police are investigating the incident.

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