Christopher Columbus statue beheaded in Boston may not go back up

A statue depicting Christopher Columbus is seen with its head removed at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on June 10, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- City employees took down a Christopher Columbus statue in Boston after it was beheaded overnight — and the carving may not go back up, according to reports. 

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Police officers discovered the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park statue with its head missing shortly after midnight on Wednesday, WBUR reported.

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They found the head not far from the body of the statue, the outlet reported. The police department is investigating the decapitation as an incident of vandalism.

Both pieces will be put in storage as city officials take “time to assess the historic meaning of the statue,” Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday morning, according to the report.

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City officials will also discuss whether or not to put the statue back up, he said.

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