University of Maryland Police identified and charged a man with malicious destruction of property after a swastika was spray-painted on a campus trash cart last month.

Police issued Ronald Alford, 52, from Hyattsville a criminal summons for one count of malicious destruction of property and one count of disturbing the operations of a school, according to a news release. He was served the summons on Thursday and issued a denial of access to the campus.

On Sept. 27 at about 10:40 p.m., University Police responded to Hagerstown Hall for a hate bias incident, the release said. A swastika was found on a trash cart at about 1 p.m. that afternoon.

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