Police investigate California church vandalism as hate crime

Shattered glass, a burned Christian flag and fire extinguisher residue in the sanctuary are among things noted by police investigating vandalism at a Fresno, California church building.  KFSN Television reports officers are investigating the incident at the East Fresno Baptist Church as a hate crime, although the motive has not yet been determined.

The damage was discovered by a deacon on Sunday. Although the destruction was substantial enough that services had to be moved to another location, the loss is not considered major. The Fresno Bee reports it is estimated at between $700 and $1,500.

Your Central Valley reports this is the second time in five months the church building has been damaged.

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