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Planned Parenthood office vandalized in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2019
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Planned Parenthood in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was vandalized overnight Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The doors and windows inside and out were smashed and words were painted on the wall a video camera was torn down but the intruder was captured on video. (Aimee Dilger/The Times Leader via AP)
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Planned Parenthood in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was vandalized overnight Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. The doors and windows inside and out were smashed and words were painted on the wall a video camera was torn down but the intruder was captured on video. (Aimee Dilger/The Times Leader via AP)

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a man broke into a Planned Parenthood office in northeastern Pennsylvania, smashing glass doors and painting graffiti on the walls.

Melissa Reed, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone, said surveillance images show a man throwing a brick through a window of the Wilkes-Barre office at about 2 a.m. Monday.

She said the same man returned about an hour later with another brick, smashed other windows, climbed through the door and spray-painted graffiti including a biblical verse in red.

Planned Parenthood Keystone said in a statement the act was “aimed to intimidate, threaten and instill fear.”

Reed said the office offers birth control, cancer screenings, general health care, STD testing, pregnancy testing and the morning-after pill but does not do surgical abortions there.

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