The Lincoln Memorial Closed After Vandals Splash Green Paint on StatueS

U.S. Park Police today closed the Lincoln Memorial until further notice after vandals splattered green paint all over the statue and the floor.

Surveillance cameras are situated on both sides of the monument, but it remains unclear if footage of the perp or perps was captured.

"I have no idea who would want to do something like that," a passer-by told NBC Washington. "To me, it's defacing America. It's not just defacing the Lincoln Memorial, but it's something against all of America."

Cleaning crews were called in this morning, but it's unknown how long it will be before the Memorial is once again open to the public.

The Lincoln Memorial Closed After Vandals Splash Green Paint on StatueS

[photos via AP]