Police say they’re investigating possible Christmas Eve hate crime at Tacoma church

| December 26, 2012

Tacoma police say they are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred overnight at a church in the 5500 block of North 44th Street.

Six windows were broken and possible hate-related paperwork was left at the scene, officers said, and a suspect was seen fleeing.

The church has a court order against a suspect who has vandalized the building several times, according to police, and the suspect was seen heading in the direction of the person’s house nearby.

Officers were not able to locate the suspect.

Department hate crime procedures were followed and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Paul D’Andrea was at Holy Cross Catholic Church for Christmas Eve mass with his brother and nephew, and saw the broken windows, which he said were vandalized just after 10 p.m.

He sits on the parish council and was baptized at the church in 1970.

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