The sign outside the MAPS mosque in Redmond was found damaged Monday morning, police said.
Officials at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) mosque in Redmond said security will be heightened after a granite outdoor sign on the property was found vandalized Monday, according to a released statement.
The sign outside the mosque was smashed and damaged, MAPS President Mahmood Khadeer said. In response, mosque officials plan to hire additional security, including armed guards who will patrol the property around the clock, Khadeer said.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Redmond Police Department, said Lisa Maher, a city spokesperson. Additional details, including a motive behind the vandalism, are not yet available, Maher said.
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“Acts like this aren’t representative of the Redmond community, and will not be tolerated,” Mayor John Marchione said.
In August, Redmond police received several anonymous calls threatening worshippers at the mosque.