MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police have arrested someone in connection with recent anti-Semitic graffiti on the University of Minnesota campus.
University police said Thursday they took a student into custody, identified as Matthew Gruber, on suspicious of vandalizing part of the 17th Avenue Residence Hall.
Gruber, 18, allegedly drew a swastika on a desk in a public part of the residence hall.
“The University of Minnesota condemns all acts of hate on our campus,” a university representative said. “We are a community that values respect, inclusion and diversity. Hate is not welcome here.”
Police said the student has been enrolled at the U since last autumn.
There have been seven incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti or propaganda on campus, according to the school’s Bias Response and Referral Network. In one case earlier this month, a drawing on a Jewish student’s dry erase board stated “Nazis Rule,” written above a swastika and what appeared to be a concentration camp.
Gruber was released from custody and has not been formally charged. The Minneapolis City Attorney is currently reviewing the case.