A suspect accused of destroying President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame early Wednesday morning using a pickaxe has turned himself in, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
ABC7 reports that witnessed observed a male vandalism suspect at approximately 3 a.m. removing a pickaxe from a guitar case before swinging it at the star, located on Hollywood Boulevard. The alleged attack left pieces of concrete strewn across the area.
— Ron Bird (@KUTVRon) July 25, 2018
LAPD has not yet identified the suspect, who they say surrendered to Beverly Hills authorities at about 4:30 a.m.
A similar attack occurred just days before the presidential election in November 2016, when a man disguised as a construction worker vandalized the star using a pickaxe and sledgehammer.
The incident comes on the heels of a controversial tweet Trump sent out July 22 in all caps directed at Iranian President Rouhani.
“NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
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[Feature Photo: Donald Trump via AP/Alex Brandon, File]