• Group of 20+ vandalizes government building with pickaxes, hammers, police say

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police say they are searching for a group of dozens of people who vandalized the administrative building in DeKalb County.

    The vandalism happened at the Maloof Administrative Building around 9:30 p.m. Friday in Decatur.

    Police tell Channel 2 Action News that 20 to 26 adults wearing masks, hoods and gloves were seen walking toward the building. 

    Channel 2's Christian Jennings obtained surveillance video that shows the group breaking windows and doors with hammers and pickaxes.

    Window after window was boarded up at the building hours after cleaning crews wrapped up. 


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    Jennings spotted graffitti that said the "F" word and the number 12, which is slang for police. 

    Jennings asked DeKalb County police if the vandalism could be part of ongoing protests about conditions at the jail. 

    A spokesperson responded by saying the incident is under investigation. 

    No one is in custody. 

    Police are asking anyone with any information to call them. 

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