Former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Michigan home vandalized

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel, former Mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff in the Obama White House, testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

GORDON BEACH, MICH. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Police are investigating an act of vandalism at the Michigan home of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Neighbors discovered the word “Nazis” spray-painted on a fence of a property in Gordon Beach, in southwest Michigan, about 70 miles from Chicago.

Emmanuel, now the U.S. ambassador to Japan, was not home at the time. Police said no other damage was noted. There was no evidence of anyone breaking into the home.

The local homeowners association is referring to the incident as a hate crime.

Antisemitism and Islamophobia have been growing in the U.S., as the Israel-Hamas War in Gaza enters its second month.

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