NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Newtown are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti that was found painted on a synagogue.

The town's public works department helped to remove the graffiti from the Adath Israel synagogue after it was discovered Saturday.

Police said there would be extra patrols in the area as well as a police presence during scheduled services.

Police Chief James Viadero said the message left by the vandal "espouses hatred, which is not indicative of this community."

The Anti-Defamation League has offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the graffiti.

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