Vandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 21 at 9:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1pNheOR ) that the man splashed the substance on a blank wall Wednesday.

The museum said the man was quickly apprehended by security. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The museum's third floor was temporarily closed but reopened within two hours.

The gallery currently houses a Jeff Koons retrospective. No art was damaged.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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