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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Two students at East Carolina University were arrested after police said they spray painted a swastika on the door of an apartment.

Greenville police responded to a vandalism call around 2:30 a.m. at The Landing student apartment complex located at 1908 Exchange Drive, authorities said.

Officers found a large white swastika spray painted on the door of a unit in building seven, police said.

After an investigation, police arrested Timothy Scott Gill Jr., 21, of Greenville, and Brandon Daniel Friedhoff, 20, of Greenville, police said. Gill and Friedhoff are acquaintances of the victims.

Greenville police said the suspects spray painted the door in response to the religious beliefs of a resident in that unit.

Gill and Friedhoff both face charges of ethnic intimidation, injury to real property and first-degree trespass.

Gill received a $1,500 secured bond, police said. Friedhoff received a $1,000 secured bond.

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