Francis Scott Key statue vandalized in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - Wednesday morning people in Baltimore found the Francis Scott Key statue vandalized. 

The statue, located on W Lanvale Street and Eutaw Place in Bolton Hill, was spray painted from the sidewalk to the top its columns. 

Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, author, and poet from Frederick, Maryland. His poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" eventually became the United State's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Racist anthem was spray painted on the statue. 

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