Westford police arrest teen accused of posting racist flyers, spray painting swastikas

WESTFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - A 19-year-old Lowell man is facing charges after police say he posted racist flyers and spray painted swastikas in Westford.

George Carty was arrested Monday night by Westford police officers responding to an 11 p.m. report of a person posting flyers containing racist messages near Elm and Birch roads, according to police.

While investigating the incident, police say they found multiple flyers and swastikas spraypainted on a stop sign and a box spring in the Nabnassett neighborhood.

At the time of his arrest, Carty stated that he “wanted to spread awareness about the white genocide” and told officers that “we need race purity and that black people should stay in Africa and be with only black people,” according to a police report.

Officers found multiple flyers, a staple gun, a swastika stencil, and spray paint, along with a bottle of alcohol in Carty’s vehicle, police said.

Carty was arraigned Tuesday in Ayer District Court on two counts of tagging and one count of being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was released on personal recognizance.

“The Westford Police take great pride in the community and do not look upon this incident lightly,” police said in a press release. “We believe all of the material has been removed at this time, and encourage the community to report any findings the Westford Police Department. We would like to thank the resident who notified the Westford Police Department in a timely manner.”

Carty is due back in court in August.

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