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Third Church In Las Cruces Vandalized


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A third church in southern New Mexico this week has been vandalized.

KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas, reports church officials say a vandal threw a rock into windows of the University United Methodist Church earlier this week. That attack came after police say the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces was hit with racist graffiti and the Basilica of San Albino in Mesilla reported someone throwing a rock through a window, breaking a statue and urinating on the church's doorsteps.

Diocese of Las Cruces spokesman Deacon Jim Winder says college students admitted to the Basilica attack and have turned themselves in to authorities. He says they have offered to pay for damages.

No arrests have been made in the other church vandalism.

Information from: KVIA-TV.