Armenian Cross Stone Destroyed in Arizona

A cross stone in Scottsdale was destroyed by vandals.(Photo: 12 News)
A stone cross in Scottsdale was destroyed by vandals.(Photo: 12 News)

A stone cross in Scottsdale was destroyed by vandals.(Photo: 12 News)

SCOTTSDALE (12 News)—A stone cross being installed at the St. Apkar Armenian church in Scottsdale was destroyed by vandals.

Someone broke it into pieces and church officials told 12 News that they feel that it was specifically targeting them.

Artin Kandjian, the architect of the church, said, “It feels deliberate because it’s a terrible coincidence that this happened during the week of April 24th, which is a traditional commemoration of the Armenian genocide, which took place in 1915.”

Anyone with information relevant to this incident is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department.

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  1. Norin said:

    The architect and the contractor are to blame. These types of projects should have 24/7 monitoring via video surveillance. There has been enough recent vamdalism against our community buildings the past 5 years to warrant the added security. Get with the program already! Trying to save a few extra bucks and now look at what it cost you!

    • Raffi said:

      I agree, with a video surveillance recorder to record on tape who the vandals are.

  2. hiedi baghoomian said:

    *** This should be investigated as a hate crime by the authority’s in Arizona. A.S.A.P. !!!

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