Police Identify Person Who Painted Anti-Asian Graffiti in Guilford

Guilford police have identified a person accused of painting anti-Asian graffiti on two different occasions this summer, police said Monday.

Police did not publicly name the person, but said it does not appear that the offender is connected to any racist group or movement.

The initial incident happed on June 20, when someone painted graffiti on a home near the town green. Guilford residents who spoke to NBC Connecticut at the time said the incident was not a representation of the community as a whole.

"Well, it’s very friendly, open, comfortable place to live," said Judy Cordes, who has lived in Guilford for over 40 years.

On July 9, police received another report of similar vandalism at a home on Old Whitfield Street. Through investigation police determined the same person was responsible in both incidents.

It is unclear whether any charges have been filed.

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