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WASHINGTON – The Lincoln Memorial has been reopened Friday afternoon after it was vandalized overnight.

Lincoln memorial guard paint

Officials said they discovered the damage at about 1:30 a.m.

A visitor to the memorial spotted green pain splashed on the foot and base of the statue.

Park police said the chamber of the memorial remained closed while they cleaned the statue.

Currently, investigators are reviewing surveillance video for clues.