Sep 11, 2013 9:47 AM by Ian Auzenne

Graffiti of crashing planes placed on downtown 9-11 monument

Lafayette police are trying to find out who placed two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes at the 9-11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette.

The 3D graffiti was apparently placed at the monument overnight.  Police say they are in the process of removing it.

The stabilizers on the planes include apparent references to the New World Order conspiracy theory--the Eye of Providence and the initials "NWO." For some, this theory includes the belief that the 9-11 attacks were carried out by the United States Government.

The 9-11 monument is a 1-by-100 scale of both the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It includes three beams from the World Trade Center, limestone from the Pentagon, and soil from the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, field in which Flight 93 crashed.

The monument was dedicated on September 11, 2002--the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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