ATLANTA (AP) — Police say swastikas have been found painted on a historically Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in metro Atlanta.
Emory officials say the Alpha Epsilon Pi house was targeted by vandals early Sunday morning, shortly after the end of the observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.
Emory University President James Wagner sent a statement Sunday night to students and others on campus, calling the incident an "abhorrent act" and an offense against the entire university. He said it wouldn't be tolerated.
Emory officials said police patrols in the area would be increased. WSB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1xVfGHg) that officers were patrolling in front of the fraternity house Sunday night.
Alpha Epsilon Pi is a global Jewish fraternity with headquarters in Indianapolis. Emory is a private school of 14,500 students just outside the city limits.