Somebody drew swastikas — the emblem of the Nazis who carried out the Holocaust — outside an apartment where a Jewish woman lives.

The woman, police and the management at Spanish Oaks are taking the incident seriously, officials said.

The woman found five swastikas drawn on the walls outside her apartment Sunday afternoon, according to the police incident report.

The woman told police she was Jewish and was seriously upset by the incident. She told police that she has lived in the apartment several years and had no idea who would do such a thing.

The management took photos of the symbols and then removed them from the walls, according the incident report.

Somebody put up a notice in the complex saying “the design was used by the Nazis germans during ww2 ... this represents a ‘hate crime’ and the police was notified.” The notice asked residents to call the manager if they had any information.

A manager who was contacted by a reporter said corporate policy did not allow her to talk about the incident or the notice.

Police are keeping on eye on the apartment and have increased their presence in the area, spokesman Charles Francis said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Charleston police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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