UConn student accused of spray-painting swastikas on campus buildings

CONNECTICUT (WABC) -- A University of Connecticut student is accused of spray-painting a swastika on a campus chemistry building.

The arrest Thursday came one month after the hate symbol was discovered directly across the street from UConn Hillel.

Information from digital sources as well as a surveillance camera system led to the arrest of Kristopher Pieper.

Pieper was arrested and charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias and criminal mischief.

An investigation will determine if the suspect is connected to similar incidents that occurred on the Storrs campus earlier this year.

ALSO READ | Legoland New York features over 50 rides and attractions for kids
EMBED More News Videos

Eyewitness News got a hardhat tour of the theme park designed for kids 2 to 12 years old.

* More Connecticut news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.