BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Howard County Police Department is investigating after “666” was spray painted on a marquee at a historic African American church.

The vandalism was at Locust United Methodist Church, a church in Columbia that was built in 1869, sometime overnight Thursday.

“666” was spray painted in red on the church’s marquee.

A community prayer meeting is being held Sunday, May 21, at noon, to “celebrate their faith and connection with other faith communities.”

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