Baltimore County police have made the first arrest in the probe into two incidents of racist graffiti at Goucher College campus. The college identified the arrested person as 21-year-old student Fynn Ajani Arthur.
Arthur is accused of writing two racist graffitis targeting African-Americans and Latinos and drawing swastikas in the past three weeks, with the latest one appearing in the wee hours of Thursday morning, according to a Baltimore Sun report.
“Both incidents involved very threatening, hateful, racist language targeting specific members of our college community, either by where they lived or by their names,” Brian Coker, dean of students told Wbal TV on Thursday.
Police have charged Arthur with two counts of malicious destruction of property.
“When asked why he would do something like that, he replied that he has a lot of built-up anger with no way to vent on campus. When asked what caused him to commit the second graffiti incident, he replied he had been drinking and just did something dumb,” reads the police charging document.
The college has suspended and banned Arthur from its campus till the college’s student conduct processes review of the case.