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UPDATE: Las Vegas police share security video of man spray painting homophobic slur at 'The Center'

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 02:18:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is looking for a suspect they say vandalized the front door of The Center with "derogatory graffiti."

The downtown facility provides resources to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Police say they found a homophobic slur spray painted on the front door on Thursday.

The Center shared a picture on Facebook of the front door with the word "F--" spray painted in black letters.

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The suspect is described by police as a 20-25-year-old, man around 5’8” to 5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and dark shoes.

Detectives are also looking for a person of interest, described as a 20-25-year-old man about 5’8” to 5’10” tall. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, brown pants and a camo baseball hat.

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Security video of the suspect from LVMPD:

Security video of person of interest from LVMPD:

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact police at 702-828-4314. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the internet at CrimeStoppersOfNV.com.

This is the second act of vandalism at The Center in three months. In June, someone set fire to a tree in The Center's front yard.

The Center is located on 401 S Maryland Pkwy and open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Jolt Coffee Co. at The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.