Law enforcement sources: 74-year-old man arrested for spray painting swastikas on East End


NOTE: A news conference that provided information about the suspect has ended. Story below will be updated.

A Montauk man is responsible for 14 separate acts involving hateful graffiti on the East End, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney.

Michael Nicholoulias, 74, was arrested following a joint surveillance effort with the Suffolk County district attorney, Suffolk County Police Department Hate Crimes and East Hampton Police Department.

Tierney said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon that they had been watching Nicholoulias since Nov. 10.

He says he was observed Monday night drawing a swastika on a bench in Montauk and then arrested.

News 12 will have more on this story throughout the day.

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