BOSTON (WHDH) - A National Park Service curator determined that a Revolutionary War hero statue near the Bunker Hill Monument sustained no damage during an incident late Saturday night, officials said, and there will be no charges in the incident.

Blue dye was left on the cement ground around the William Prescott statue after a group of 15 to 20 people allegedly set off flares or fireworks around 11:30 p.m., according to the National Park Service.

The spots will wash away with rain or will be scrubbed during usual maintenance, Michael Creasey, Superintendent for the National Parks of Boston, said.

The suspects will not be charged since the statue did not sustain any damage; however, they could face a citation for setting off flares or fireworks on federal property, Creasey added.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh decried the alleged vandalism.

“It was said, it’s not just vandalism but downright racism,” Walsh said. “We won’t tolerate that, we won’t stand for that.”


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