A Holocaust memorial near San Francisco's Legion of Honor museum was defaced with spray-painted graffiti Monday afternoon, police said.
The incident was the second in two months at the memorial, a permanent art installation overlooking the Pacific Ocean that is owned and maintained by the city's Arts Commission.
The graffiti had been removed by this afternoon, according to police, who did not say what had been spray-painted on the memorial.
A suspect in the vandalism, who was seen creating the graffiti just after 4 p.m. Monday, is described as 20 to 30 years old and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white bandana and carrying a black messenger bag at the time.
The man left the area on foot and then got into a vehicle, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police Inspector Al Wong during business hours at (415) 553-1133. After hours, call the department's tip line at (415) 575-4444.
In November, the memorial was defaced with depictions of swastikas inside the Star of David, according to police.
Mayor Gavin Newsom today condemning the vandalism.