BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The suspect in a series of swastika graffiti incidents in Fells Point has been charged with destruction of property.

First District Councilman Zeke Cohen, a descendent of holocaust survivors, is pushing for an additional hate crime charge.

READ MORE: Fells Point Residents Combat Serial Swastika Graffiti With Rainbow Hearts

Cohen said the community worked to collect pictures and video evidence of the suspect.

Last week, residents fought the hate with love, painting over the anti-semitic symbol with rainbow hearts.

“This is not acceptable. This is not who we are,” said resident Luann Carra. “We’re an open loving community.”

CBS Baltimore Staff