Francis Scott Key statue vandalized in Baltimore

Posted at 10:28 AM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 17:23:56-04

Wednesday morning people in Baltimore found the Francis Scott Key statue vandalized. 

The statue, located on W Lanvale Street and Eutaw Place in Bolton Hill, was spray painted from the sidewalk to the top its columns. 

Francis Scott Key was a lawyer, author, and poet from Frederick, Maryland. His poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" eventually became the United State's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Racist anthem was spray painted on the statue.