A Prince George’s County, Maryland, teenager was charged in connection with racially charged writings found in a bathroom at the University of Maryland.
University police arrested Terrell Demonte Alexander, 18, from Lanham, Maryland, and charged him with malicious destruction of property and damage to property of certain classes of persons or groups. On Oct. 23, 2017, police were called to the Ellicott Dining Hall, where racially charged writings were found on a bathroom stall inside the men’s restroom.
“We take incidents of hate bias in our community very seriously, which is reflected in the extensive effort to identify the individual responsible,” said Chief David Mitchell, from the University of Maryland Police Department.
Mitchell said they were able to identify Alexander after reviewing video footage and analyzing handwriting samples.