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Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized again

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-07-26 09:14

Workers remove the damaged remains of President Donald J. Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was destroyed overnight in Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, US, July 25, 2018.[Photo/IC]

LOS ANGELES - US President Donald Trump's star on Hollywood Boulevard in the County of Los Angeles was vandalized again early Wednesday, said authorities.

According to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Trump's star on Walk of Fame was vandalized with pickax by a man who turned himself in to Beverly Hills police later. The suspect was taken into custody by police.

The suspect removed the pickax from a guitar case about 3 am local time and began swinging it at the star on Hollywood Boulevard, leaving chunks of concrete strewn across the sidewalk, a local news outlet, the KFSN-TV, reported.

The star of Trump was "totally demolished, not just vandalized," according to the Hollywood reporter.

People gather around the star of Donald Trump on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, April 5, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Trump's star has been vandalized several times since the beginning of his presidential run and this is the second time the star was totally destroyed.

In October 2016, Los Angeles man James Otis, dressing as a construction worker, took a pickax to the star and destroyed it. Otis struck a plea deal with prosecutors in February 2017 that saw him avoid jail time in exchange for paying 4,400 US dollars to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Historic Trust.

Trump was honored with the star in 2007 for his work producing the Miss Universe pageant and for his hit NBC reality television show The Apprentice.

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