Man charged after swastika is found at UM
University of Maryland Police say a man is facing charges after a swastika was found spray-painted on campus. Police said in a news release Friday that 52-year-old Ronald Alford Sr. of Hyattsville was issued a criminal summons for one count of malicious destruction of property and one count related to disturbing the operations of a school. He has also been denied access to campus. The release says the swastika was found on a trash cart at a dormitory on Sept. 27. It doesn’t give further details about the incident, and a police spokeswoman couldn’t immediately be reached. Public records don’t list a phone number for Alford, and court records don’t list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.