A University of Minnesota student was arrested Thursday for an incident involving a swastika at the 17th Avenue Residence Hall.
The 18-year-old student was arrested by the University of Minnesota Police Department for allegedly committing felony criminal damage to property with bias.
The incident, reported on Feb. 7., involved a swastika and vandalism of a desk in a public area, according to UMPD. No other details about the incident were immediately available.
The student first enrolled at the University last fall, said University spokesman Steve Henneberry.
The Minnesota Daily is not naming the student because he hasn’t been charged with a crime yet.
He was booked into Hennepin County Jail this morning. As of Thursday evening, he remained in custody.
The vandalism is the latest in a string of incidents at the University involving swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols and actions.
On Feb. 8, a University student reported that they found a swastika in their Pioneer Hall dorm room.
Since December, there have been seven reports — mirroring a national trend — of swastikas, neo-Nazi propaganda and other anti-Semitic graffiti at the University, according to the University’s Bias Response and Referral Network.