A swastika is found carved into a State Department elevator, according to Axios.
The vandalism takes place near the office of the US special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, according to the report.
In a letter to staff on the incident, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemns antisemitism as “abhorrent.”
“The hateful graffiti has been removed and this incident will be investigated,” he says.
BREAKING: Secretary Blinken to staff on swastika incident: This reminds us antisemitism is not a relic of the past. It has no place in the U.S., at the state department or anywhere else. To our Jewish colleagues please knkw how grateful we are for your service pic.twitter.com/aOuzVCxaoX
— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) July 27, 2021