Around 6:20 a.m., police told THR a man had been taken into custody concerning the incident.
NBCLA reporter Jonathan Gonzalez tweeted, “Multiple people — including police — tell me a man walked up with a guitar case and pulled out the pickaxe. Then, it’s believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. Now, he’s nowhere to be found.”
This marks the second time the president’s star has been totally destroyed.