Just in: Police are called as Met Opera suffers spray-paint attack

Just in: Police are called as Met Opera suffers spray-paint attack

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norman lebrecht

June 25, 2014

Slogans were sprayed on the walls of the Met this morning and police were called.

The stage unions, in dispute with Peter Gelb, immediately denied any involvement. There also seemed to be no connection to the Klinghoffer furore. Just a random spray-can attack, say Met sources.

UPDATES: It’s looking more serious. Art was damaged. See here and here.

metropolitan-opera exterior

Comments

  • Chris Walsh says:

    Why call the cops? Perhaps they need a case number for their insurance.

  • Tokkemon says:

    You call the cops because that’s standard procedure for vandalism!

  • Andy says:

    The police were called because the spray paint was not on the outside walls of the building, but rather inside administrative offices, according to the linked article.

    I’d call the police too.

  • banon says:

    Why call the cops? Insurance claim most likely.

  • sdReader says:

    Some of the spraying was inside, with obscenities. Any good management would call the police.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    To those who question the MET’s decision to call the police: what would you do if someone vandalized your office?

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