COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A former University of Maryland employee has been charged with scrawling “racially charged writings” in a dining hall restroom.

The Washington Post reported Friday that police arrested 18-year-old Terrell Demonte Alexander. The graffiti was found last fall on the campus in College Park.

University police said they reviewed hours of video and interviewed several people. Police also compared Alexander’s handwriting with the graffiti found inside the restroom.

University of Maryland Police Chief David B. Mitchell said in a statement that the department takes “incidents of hate-bias in our community very seriously, which is reflected in the extensive effort to identify the individual responsible.”

The Washington Post could not immediately reach Alexander for comment. Online court records did not list an attorney. He’s scheduled to appear in court in February.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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