A 52-year-old man has been charged after spray painting a swastika on the University of Maryland campus, according to school police.

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Ronald Alford Sr. of Hyattsville, Maryland faces charges of malicious destruction of property and disturbing the operations of a school.

The swastika was found September 27 on a trash cart at a residence hall, according to a release from campus police.

A court hearing is scheduled for next month.

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