34 headstones found damaged in cemetery

PROVIDENCE R.I (WPRI) — Providence police responded to a call reporting malicious damage in Providence’s North Burial Ground early Thursday morning.

According to the police, about 34 headstones were damaged or knocked over. Memorabilia, such as photos of family members, were also damaged.

Police spoke with an employee of the cemetery at the scene who said he has seen headstone vandalism in the past, but never of this magnitude.

The man told police he believes the incident must have occurred between 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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