New Kaiserslautern Military Community Center targeted by vandals
An unknown person sprayed white paint in 33 rooms of the hotel section of the new Kaiserslautern Military Community Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, according to a German police report.
The vandalism apparently occurred Wednesday, the report said.
One of the workers at the construction project discovered the vandalism. The worker also spotted a man on one of the floors of the building holding a spray can, the report said. The man, wearing blue coveralls, fled after the worker saw him.
Damages are being assessed and arrangements for repairs are being made, said a news release issued Thursday by U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The incident will have no impact on completion and occupancy of the facility, the release said.
It was the second time that the KMCC has been the target of vandals. In April 2006, someone rolled acrylic paint onto 240 of the rooms, causing $410,000 in damage.
Construction of the hotel section of the 844,000-square-foot KMCC is expected to be completed in April, with opening to follow this summer. Originally, the building was supposed to open in 2005.