Confederate statue toppled, defaced at Maryland church

A Confederate statue at Mt. Calvary Methodist Church was vandalized overnight. (Courtesy Anne Arundel County police)

Anne Arundel County police are looking for suspects after a Confederate statue was vandalized at a church in Lothian, Maryland.

Police said they responded to the Mt. Calvary Methodist Church on Mount Zion Marlboro Road on Friday. They found the Confederate statue had been pulled from its concrete pedestal and defaced with red spray paint. “Racist” is written in red multiple times in photos taken at the scene.

The statue was last seen undamaged around 11 p.m. Thursday.

Detectives are investigating, and anyone with any information is asked to call (410) 222-1960 or the Tip Line at (410) 222-4700.

Below is a map of the area.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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