Vandal Arrested for Scrawling Swastikas on Firehouse

NEW YORK (AP) -

A man who formerly worked as the Bulgarian parliament’s in-house photographer was arrested Saturday for vandalizing a Washington Heights firehouse and several ambulances with swastikas and hateful language.

City fire marshals arrested 42-year-old Jem Ibrahimov after he returned to the scene of the crime in order to further commit vandalism.

Police say Ibrahimov has been arrested on multiple charges including aggravated harassment. His attorney argued that he was within his constitutional rights since he is an “artist.” Ibrahimov graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a degree in fine arts in 1998, according to a profile on networking website Harri.