LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police are investigating the vandalism of a Jewish temple in Lincoln as a hate crime.

A passerby reported Wednesday morning that epithets had been painted on the front steps of the South Street Temple.

A responding officer also discovered a swastika drawn in orange paint on the building's front steps.

Officer Erin Spilker says the vandalism is being investigated as a hate crime and that no other places of worship had reported similar incidents.

Police are asking anyone near the temple whose property was vandalized by orange paint to make a report.

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