Swastikas found on East Meadow sidewalk

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Two 12-inch swastikas were found drawn on an East Meadow sidewalk Saturday near a synagogue and a public middle school, Nassau County police said.

Police said the drawings are being treated as a bias incident. The swastikas, believed to have been made between 8 a.m. and 12:56 p.m., were drawn with chalk at Andrea Road and Sherwood Drive.

The East Meadow Jewish Center and Woodland Middle School are nearby.

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The incident took place the day before Sunday's Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time of commemoration of Holocaust victims. There are events scheduled around Long Island.

Detectives ask that anyone with information about the incident call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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