Police: Graffiti Suspect Admitted Painting Swastikas in Montauk and Made Antisemitic Statements to Investigators - 27 East

Police: Graffiti Suspect Admitted Painting Swastikas in Montauk and Made Antisemitic Statements to Investigators

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Michael Nicholoulias, 74, of East Hampton is led to his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.  KYRIL BROMLEY

Michael Nicholoulias, 74, of East Hampton is led to his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY

Michael Nicholoulias, 74, of East Hampton is led to his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.  KYRIL BROMLEY

Michael Nicholoulias, 74, of East Hampton is led to his arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon. KYRIL BROMLEY

District Attorney Ray Tierney announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation.  MICHAEL WRIGHT

District Attorney Ray Tierney announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation. MICHAEL WRIGHT

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation.  DANA SHAW

Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation. DANA SHAW

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo at a press conference in Riverhead where District Attorney Ray Tierney, foreground, announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation.  DANA SHAW

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo at a press conference in Riverhead where District Attorney Ray Tierney, foreground, announces an arrest in the Montauk hate crime graffiti investigation. DANA SHAW

Graffiti from the October incident in Montauk.

Graffiti from the October incident in Montauk.

Graffiti from the October incident in Montauk.

Graffiti from the October incident in Montauk.

authorMichael Wright on Dec 5, 2023
East Hampton Town Police and county law enforcement had been following the 74-year-old suspect in two incidents of antisemitic vandalism around the clock for nearly a month, when two investigators... more

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