Police identify suspect accused of beheading Christopher Columbus statue in Waterbury | News

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – Waterbury police have identified the individual accused of beheading the Christopher Columbus statue.

On July 4 around 5:30 a.m., police were called to City Hall and found the top of the Christopher Columbus statue was broken don and doff the ground.

Police obtained surveillance video that showed a suspect hitting the head of the statue with an as yet not known object before leaving. Several minutes later, the suspect returned, climbed up the statue, and struck the top several more times until it fell off. Police noticed the nose was missing from the head.

Police investigating after Waterbury’s Christopher Columbus statue is beheaded

The suspect ran off and didn’t reunite.

Detectives later found that somebody was selling the broken off nose from the statue.

Police determined the suspect to be 22-year-old Brandon Ambrose of Port Chester, NY.

Detectives are actively trying to find Ambrose. He will be charged with criminal mischief, desecration of property and larceny in the sixth degree.

Anyone with information on Ambrose’s whereabouts is asked to get hold of Waterbury police at 203-574-6941.

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