Surveillance video of 9/11 memorial arson in East Palo Alto released by police


PALO ALTO (KRON) — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly vandalized a 9/11 memorial site in East Palo Alto, Sunday afternoon.

According to East Palo Alto police, around 1:40 p.m. an unidentified suspect set fire to several flags honoring victims of the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks. The vandalism took place in front of a fire station in East Palo Alto.

The memorial was set up by firefighters by from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. The memorial consisted of a banner and a large number of flags.

Police said, the suspect walked southbound on Runnymede Street from University Avenue.

Police have released surveillance video asking the community to help identify the suspect.

Anyone with information on this incident or may have witnessed the incident is strongly advised to contact the East Palo Alto police department.

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