NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at Andrew Jackson’s historic home in Tennessee say the seventh president’s tomb has been vandalized and marred by profanities.
Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO Howard Kittell said the vandalism was discovered early Friday at The Hermitage, the former president’s home and museum in Nashville.
Kittell said someone marred the stone covers of the graves of Jackson and his wife, Rachel, with black and red paint. He said the word “killer” was written, along with profanities, and anarchist symbols were drawn at the site.
Kittell said a police report has been filed.
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Jackson served as president from 1829-1837 and was a controversial figure. He was beloved as a man of the people but also oversaw the forced removal of Native Americans from the southeastern U.S.