Vandalism investigated at Trump’s Va. golf course

The Senior PGA Championship this week in Loudoun County, Virginia, could lead to traffic delays for spectators as well as people trying to get around it. This WTOP file photo shows a fairway of the Trump National Golf Course, in Sterling. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
A fairway of the Trump National Golf Course is seen in Sterling, Virginia. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

An entrance to the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling is seen. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
An entrance to the Trump National Golf Course is seen in Sterling, Virginia. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

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The Senior PGA Championship this week in Loudoun County, Virginia, could lead to traffic delays for spectators as well as people trying to get around it. This WTOP file photo shows a fairway of the Trump National Golf Course, in Sterling. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
An entrance to the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling is seen. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)

STERLING, Va. — Fire officials in Northern Virginia are investigating vandalism that was discovered this week on a fairway at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling.

A report from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says the incident is being investigated as a “destruction of property” case.

The damage happened sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, just before the presidential election.

“Due to the nature of the incident, the case is being investigated by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office,” the report states.

A spokeswoman for the county’s fire department confirmed to WTOP that the investigation is ongoing, but would not elaborate on the nature of the vandalism.

This is not the first incident of vandals targeting Trump properties in the area. Last month, someone spray-painted “Black Lives Matter” and “No justice, no peace” on the new Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Spray-painted vandalism was also discovered on the hotel last weekend.

Glynis Kazanjian

Glynis Kazanjian has been a freelance writer covering Maryland politics and government on the local, state and federal levels for the last 11 years. Her work is published in Maryland Matters, the Baltimore Post Examiner, Bethesda Beat and Md. Reporter. She has also worked as a true crime researcher.

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