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US State Department elevator defaced with swastika

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens as he gives a joint press conference with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, following a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, at the Fiera di Roma, in Rome, as part of Blinken's three-nation tour of Europe, on June 28, 2021. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens as he gives a joint press conference with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, following a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, at the Fiera di Roma, in Rome, as part of Blinken's three-nation tour of Europe, on June 28, 2021. (ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP)

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.

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