Metropolitan Opera House Vandalized with Spray Paint
New York City's Metropolitan Opera House was vandalized early Wednesday morning. The vandal spray painted obscenities on paintings, sculptures and administrative offices. According to the NYPD, part of a band shell at Lincoln Center was also spray painted.
The damage was noticed by a worker around 8 a.m. No arrests have been made.
In a brief statement, the Metropolitan Opera said there was "little or no permanent damage. The New York City Police department is investigating. We have no further comment at this time."
Despite this, however, a $50,000 painting involved in the vandalism has been damaged.
Police are investigating whether this incident is related to the ongoing labor dispute.