Commuter finds swastika on B train; car removed from service

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A swastika was found on a B train on Thursday. (Courtesy: Greg Scott)

NEW YORK — The MTA is investigating after a swastika was found on a B train Thursday morning, an agency spokesman said.

Commuter Greg Scott noticed the swastika in car 2790 of an uptown B train and alerted the MTA. The car will be taken out of service so the graffiti can be removed, an MTA spokesman said.

Reports of hate crimes have surged following Donald Trump’s election.  A pair of swastikas was found carved into the elevator of State Sen. Brad Hoylman’s Greenwich Village apartment building on Tuesday.

“I came home this evening to news that two swastikas had been discovered in the apartment building where I live with my husband and daughter in Greenwich Village,” Hoylman wrote on Facebook.

A swastika was also spray painted onto the sidewalk outside a Crown Heights home on Nov. 12. Another swastika was found on a dorm room door at the New School.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a hotline for reports of hate crimes following the surge in swastikas.

“We will continue to work with our local partners to investigate all incidents of reported bias, and ensure that New Yorkers feel safe and protected,” Cuomo said. “Any acts of discrimination or intimidation will be met with the full force of the law.”

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