Parishoners arriving at three Columbus churches found graffiti spray painted on their buildings Sunday morning.
Columbus Police said the three churches vandalized Saturday night were East Columbus Christian Church, 3170 Indiana Ave.; St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St.; and Lakeview Church of Christ, 4040 N. County Road 150W.
The word "infidel" was spray painted on the churches and a reference to a chapter and verse in the Quran, according to Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police spokesman.
The Quran is a Muslim holy book. Different Quran references were on each church.
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